PLANS have been submitted for a multi-million-pound health, well-being and community centre.

The £3m investment from the Shipley Towns Fund will transform The Old School building on Farfield Road, Shipley.

It is owned mental health charity, The Cellar Trust.

Plans, drawn up by Saltaire-based Rance, Booth and Smith Architects, include a full refurbishment of the existing building, a new atrium at the front of the building and full landscaping.

Proposals for the grounds include the creation of a well-being garden, which will be accessible to the public.

The hub will be run by The Cellar Trust with input from HALE, also based in Shipley.

Kim Shutler, The Cellar Trust CEO, said: “We have an established track record of successfully delivering specialist mental health support.

"This building will give us new opportunities to work in partnership with other local organisations, who may not easily have access to such facilities.

“We’ll be making good use of the improved facilities with the access to green space and the opportunity for classes and activities. All with the aim of supporting even more people across Shipley.”

Services will be available for the whole community, with a particular focus on supporting vulnerable people.

There will be large rooms for groups and events, smaller activity rooms, consulting rooms for clinical and non-clinical interventions as well as a multi-faith and contemplation space.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “This new community development will be invaluable, delivering improved access to mental and physical health services and will support the well-being of our community.”

Adam Clerkin, chairman of Shipley Towns Fund, added: “We are pleased to support this incredible project, which will change people’s lives.

"It will provide a wide range of integrated support services, delivered by a skilled workforce and a team of volunteers who are trained in engaging, assessing, motivating and giving people the tools to improve their health and well-being.

"We are delighted to have been able to support it through the Towns Fund.”

In addition to the £3m funding to be received through the Towns Fund, an additional £600k funding has been sourced through match funding, by way of building collateral from The Cellar Trust.

The Towns Fund is a Government-funded support programme to boost the economies of towns across the UK, as part of its Levelling Up plan.

The scheme has secured £25m for projects in Shipley and the new hub is part of this.

A planning application is expected to go live soon.