• client
  • Autism East Midlands
  • contract value
  • £confidential
  • Date
  • 2022
  • sector
  • Care Home
  • location
  • Worksop
  • contact
  • Matthew Vicary

Autism East Midlands approached Rayner Davies to assist with the refurbishment of an existing facility on Sparken Hill in Worksop. The building was carefully transformed to provide short-term accommodation. The service runs year-round to provide specialist support for autistic individuals whilst providing their families and carers with a break.

Six self-contained apartments are provided, each with a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. While staying at Whitegates individuals will also have access to a shared outdoor gym and the extensive grounds that surround the house.

Originally built in 1898, Whitegates was a large villa designed by Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton of Sheffield for Arthur Staniforth Esq, a local stockbroker. The building was thoroughly modernised with many of the original features retained and restored.