PACE is a ground breaking children’s charity

Originally set up in 1990, PACE is a ground breaking children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.  PACE delivers learning and development programmes from teams of teachers, therapists and classroom assistants to ensure that each child’s potential for an independent life and integration into the community is realised. In 2015, they celebrate their 25th Anniversary.

To keep up with an increased demand for services, and to offer ground-breaking new early intervention services for children aged 0-3 years, PACE is developing the new Early Years Centre on the site of a former car dealership site on the outskirts of Aylesbury. Phases 1 and 2 of construction to build new state of the art facilities, and a final, third phase is also planned.

Surefire have provided invaluable support in the past, so when PACE secured this new development on the edge of Aylesbury, Surefire stepped in to help with fire protection systems and equipment.  Peter Kemp, chairman of the Ultra Surefire Group explains “I have worked with PACE for many years, and our team has been proud to be part of fund raising activities in the past.  So when PACE required fire protection for their new facilities, we were delighted to help.  Both buildings are now protected with fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers from Surefire.”

Pace centre

Project Manager, Mark Lees supported PACE and its construction team throughout Phase 2, with initial design, installation and recent commissioning when the building was handed over.   During installation the only challenge arose with how to adequately protect 32 sky lights. After consulting with local Building Control, an accepted method was agreed and the project was fully commissioned.

Fundraising for PACE continues, with their sights set on Phase 3 to replace the administration and office building.

For more information about PACE and their life-transforming work visit www.thepacecentre.org