Muckle LLP works with North-East Autism Society on Newton Aycliffe centre

First published in Business News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by

A NORTH-EAST commercial law firm has helped a charity build a new £9m training centre for autistic children and their families.

Muckle LLP worked with the North-East Autism Society (NEAS) to create the centre on the former Aycliffe Young People's Centre, in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

The facility includes a purpose-built school with a sports hall and swimming pool, which is already open, and will provide educational services for children of all ages, including vocational courses, after-school clubs and leisure and activity days.

It will be officially opened on World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

John Phillipson, NEAS chief executive, said: “The team at Muckle liaised with different parties and prepared the construction contracts so we could begin the groundwork and we are looking forward to providing increased support to families across the region.”

Adrian Hicks, associate solicitor at Muckle's real estate group, said: “The North East Autism Society asked us to acquire the site from Durham County Council and it was a pleasure working on this project which will make the charity's vital services available to so many more families.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree