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UKSA has received planning permission to upgrade its facilities in Cowes to help continue transforming the lives of young people. 

The charity will now be able to start planning the build of flexible, modular, modern accommodation to be able to meet future needs for all students.

This ambitious Capital Investment Programme will take place over the next 3-4 years. This plan will rationalise and remodel facilities, while providing more sports and community opportunities for local people.

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The first milestone in the delivery of the programme is the renovation of the disused Cowes Youth Centre & Sports Hall. This facility will be developed by UKSA and be made available for use by students and the local Island community.

UKSA aim for the next stage to be the construction of the new accommodation and training facility in Winter 2019.

Ben Willows, CEO of UKSA says:

“The new facility is expected to cost £3.5 million. We are making steady progress towards achieving this goal, including raising £850,000 in grants and commitments towards the programme before planning permission was secured.

“Now that planning permission is confirmed, we hope to accelerate our fundraising efforts further”.

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