Chances to view East Coast Hospice’s plans for Margaret Chadd House hospice in Great Yarmouth and Southwold

PUBLISHED: 11:44 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 17 May 2017

An artistic impression of Margaret Chadd House.
Picture supplied by East Coast Hospice

An artistic impression of Margaret Chadd House. Picture supplied by East Coast Hospice


Residents along the east coast are being invited to examine plans for a ten-bed hospice to be built in Hopton.

People interested in the long awaited plans for the construction of Margaret Chadd House will be able to attend public exhibitions of the scheme in Great Yarmouth and Southwold this week and next month.

East Coast Hospice is inviting residents and businesses in the area to the first of two exhibitions of the newly-completed plans on Friday, which will include visuals of the continuing progress of the hospice.

The first trees on the site have been planted and the ground broken, but the focus now switches to bricks and mortar, as architects display their plans for the project.

The charity has worked alongside Paul Robinson Partnership and Richard Utting Associates to produce visions for the project, which will be showcased this Friday.

The plans will be available to view between 12pm and 3pm at the Royal Assembly Rooms in Albert Square, Great Yarmouth.

Here, people will be able to discuss plans with representatives from the charity and architects and consultants involved with taking the project forward.

The exhibition is part of a seven phase plan to make Margaret Chadd House a reality, which was set in motion in 2009.

After dozens of fundraising events, the charity was able to purchase land at Sidegate Road in the village and set the ambitious planning process in motion.

Ground was broken on the project in November 2015, as work continues into bringing Margaret Chadd House to life.

An East Coast Hospice spokesman said: “In realising the aspirations of chairman Jenny Beesley and her team, we will be creating a holistic environment for patients, friends and family to feel relaxed during challenging times.

“We are inviting people to view exciting visuals of the continuing progression of Margaret Chadd House. The vision is becoming closer to being a reality.”

A second opportunity to examine the plans will take place from 12pm until 3pm on Monday, June 5, at William Godell Pavillion in Southwold.

Representatives from the charity and project partners will be on hand at both exhibitions to talk about the future fundraising events around the project.

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