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Sat September 25 2021

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Graham to build Scotland’s first adult autism centre

13 Dec 13 Graham Construction has been appointed main contractor to build a £4m support centre for adults with autism and learning difficulties in Edinburgh.

The new Autism Day Care & Respite Centre will be built on Duddingston Road West and replace two existing facilities at Deanbank and Glenallan.

It will be a single storey facility with a footprint of around 270m2. It will have bedrooms, activity rooms, quiet spaces and sensory rooms, all built around a central courtyard with trees, planters and a ground-level trampoline.

Work has just commenced on the project, with the first phase seeing the demolition of the redundant Pefferbank Day Service.

Graham Construction regional director Neil McFarlane said: "There is currently nothing else like this in Scotland and we are looking forward to delivering such a unique and worthwhile facility for Edinburgh. We have already delivered the nearby East Neighbourhood Offices and Craigmillar Library and are very proud to be playing such an integral part of the ongoing regeneration of the area.”

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