We are delighted that the Play Centre for Disability Challengers has now reopened following the fire that happened in September last year.

MEA were proud to provide project management and quantity surveying services to the building works to repair the damage to the play floor and refurbish the centre back to its colourful and fun environment. Children have arrived back to a brand new soft play, art room and sensory room.

Five years ago MEA were involved in the original construction of the timber framed two storey building which provides a Play Centre on the ground floor and offices above, and so were very keen to get the facility open again as quickly as possible following the fire. The building was badly affected by smoke damage and the entire Play Centre needed to be stripped out and replaced. We were delighted to have the project completed so that the children could quickly return to enjoy the new facilities.

Kat Link, Guildford Centre Manager, said: “I’m very excited to get back to our centre, we have really missed our sensory room and soft-play. It has been fantastic that we have been able to continue to run from Urban Saints but we are excited to go back to our home! I have been watching the progress and it is looking fab, we have got a couple of new additions one of which is in the form of a updated art room with new storage for more fun activities for everyone to enjoy. We cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work in getting us back in to the centre so quickly and for all the support from the community”

Laura Sercombe, Challengers CEO, said: “This has been a long and busy project which we have shared with you and we are ecstatic to re-open and get back to business in our newly refurbished Playcentre. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the local community who have shown us so much love at what was a difficult time. We cannot wait to see the playfloor busy again with children having fun – that’s what it is all about. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we couldn’t have done it without you.”