Preston firm back’s Lancashire charity’s vision

HELP: Martin Whittle
HELP: Martin Whittle
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A Lancashire charity’s vision to transform a landmark building into its new headquarters is being supported by the Frank Whittle Partnership.

The architecture, design and project management practice has provided feasibility design and cost advice for the plan to transform Blenheim House at Blackpool for Carers Trust Fylde Coast Carers Centre.

It’s a fantastic gift for the charity from the trust and we have been delighted to be able to help such a great organisation in the feasibility work for their new home.

Martin Whittle

The plans, prepared pro bono by FWP, are now available to view on the charity’s website.

The scheme will go out to tender after consultations.

The charity was handed over the historic building on Newton Drive in the resort by Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust last month.

It has begun a £750,000 capital funding campaign to see its vision become reality and is hoping to raise £50,000 from the local community.

The building will be renamed Beaverbrooks House in honour of the charitable trust of the St Annes-based UK-wide family run jewellery retail group which purchased it.

Martin Whittle, partner at Preston-based FWP, said: “It’s a fantastic gift for the charity from the trust and we have been delighted to be able to help such a great organisation in the feasibility work for their new home.

“Carers Trust Fylde Coast Carers Centre does fantastic work in its community. It is an independent, local charity providing a range of services to support unpaid carers of all ages in the area.

“It is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, so these are exciting times for the organisation and a new home is just part of the plans for the future.

“We believe we have helped the charity come up with a vision for a base in the building that will help it achieve those plans.”