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Faulkner Associates Announces Opening of Extension to Sidley Community Centre, Bexhill-on-Sea – for use by Rainbow Childcare Centre

In an official ceremony to be attended by local dignitaries, Monday 14 February

February 02, 2005, Press Dispensary. Faulkner Associates (, a Bexhill-on-Sea based firm of chartered architects, today announces the launch of the (UK pounds) 0.5m extension it has designed for the Surestart scheme at the Sidley Community Centre, Bexhill. The building, which will play home to the Rainbow Childcare Centre, will be opened by Stuart Earl, Mayor, at an official ceremony at 11am on Monday 14 February.

The inaugural event will be attended by Gregory Barker MP; Julian Avery, High Sheriff of Sussex; Graham Gubby, leader of Rother District Council; Derek Stevens, chief executive of RDC; and many other local dignitaries.

Partly funded by lottery money, the new extension replaces an outdated 50’s nursery previously used by the Rainbow Childcare Centre, which provides sessional and full day care for children aged 0 to 5 years. Sidley Community Association will be operating the Rainbow Centre in conjunction with the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative and Surestart Bexhill & Sidley – a government scheme that aims to achieve better outcomes for children, parents and communities.

The extension at Sidley is the first of two Surestart buildings designed by Faulkner Associates. The second - a larger building in Egerton Park, Bexhill – will be opened in June.

Nigel Faulkner, director of Faulkner Associates, comments: ‘It gives us great pleasure to play our part in supporting the local community. In particular, we are pleased that the building we’ve designed is assisting the day care of young children.’

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Notes for editors
Faulkner Associates Ltd has traded as a limited company since January 2002, following 12 years of Nigel Faulkner operating as a sole trader. The company is based on Bexhill-on-Sea and employs six people.

For further information please contact:
Nigel Faulkner, Faulkner Associates Ltd
Tel: 01424 845543 / 07751 5423

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Tel: 01424 845543 / 07751 5423