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St Martin\'s work continues

September 25 2009
Business as usual in Trafalgar Square - in temporary premises Services at Connection at St Martin's day centre near Trafalgar Square have been moved to a temporary wooden building while the charity's main building goes through a £6.5m refurbishment scheme. Helen Garry, fundraising director for the charity, said that services at Connection & St Martin's - located in 12 Adelaide Street - are running business as usual and that their quality had not been affected. Miss Garry said: "We have moved to a three-storey purpose built wooden building so we are able to continue offering our full range of services." The centre operates a day and night centre, with practical facilities including medical care, specialist support workers, housing & benefits advice and employment & training support. Services are run on a drop-in basis and people can either show up at the centre or make appointments with the specialist workers. Miss Garry said: "We plan to move back to No 12 Adelaide street within 10-12 months. In the meantime, our address remains unchanged." The redevelopment programme is affecting the whole area of St Martin's-in-the-Fields church and the buildings owned by the Parish - a £37m programme partly funded by the government and partly by trusts and corporations.