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Disabled access upgrades to buildings in UK

  • April 17, 2009
  • Bruce Bromley

A £1.172MILLION scheme has been agreed to make another long list of council buildings accessible for disabled people.

It’s the fourth phase of the council’s programme to make all their properties comply with legislation in the Disability Discrimination Act.

Councillors sanctioned the spending at a meeting of the corporate policy committee.

And they heard that when they programme first started in 2006, only 9.3 per cent of council buildings were accessible.

But by April 2010, it’s expected that 85 per cent will be up to scratch.

The fourth phase will be focused on mainly community buildings and public toilets.

According to the report, in Dumfries, community centres at Hutton Hall, Troqueer, Noblehill, Summerhill, Summerhill, Lincluden, Cresswell, Kingholm Quay, Heathhall and Stakeford will all be upgraded.

Public toilets at Glencaple, Thornhill and Penpont along with Sanquhar Town Hall will be upgraded.

Similar projects are to take place throughout Annandale and Eskdale and the Stewarty.

The whole project is to cost in the region of £6.5million.