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Work Begins on Injured Jockey Centre in Malton

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12:19pm 17th January 2014
(Updated 12:20pm 17th January 2014)

Work has begun at Jack Berry House, the Injured Jockey’s Fund northern rehabilitation centre in Malton.

Jack Berry House is set to open at the end of 2014. The single story state-of-the-art-building, which will include a gym, hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms and respite accommodation.

Jack Berry, Vice President of the Injured Jockey's Fund said:

“It is a great honour to be allowed to kick off the building work at Jack Berry House even if they are not quite letting me build it myself!  Everyone knows my lifelong passion for the work of the Injured Jockeys Fund and this project in particular, and it is very fitting we hope to build the entire centre in 2014, our 50th anniversary year.”

The project team comprises Huddersfield based building contractors, Illingworth and Gregory Ltd, Architects, Townscape Ltd, Property and Construction consultants, LHL Group, Quantity Surveyors, Derek Kershaw Partnership and Local Structural Engineers, Maltech.

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Lisa Hancock, Chief Executive of The Injured Jockeys Fund, says:

“We are thrilled that work will start at Jack Berry House this week.  The support we have received for the project has been staggering and of the £3 million needed we have ring fenced £2 million already.  We are hoping the remaining million will come through fundraising over the next 10 months or so and before we open the doors next winter.”

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