A DAY centre for disabled people is to be rebuilt on one of two potential new sites.

The Jubilee Centre in Halliwell, currently serves disabled adults, and also has a hydrotherapy pool used by community groups and the public.

But the Tennyson Street facility is now 37 years old and deemed ‘no longer fit for purpose’ by council bosses.

Architects Pozzoni were asked to explore options for the multi-million pound rebuild of the centre. Rebuilding on the current site was found to be too costly and disruptive, but two alternative options have been put forward.

The first is at Falcon View, in Cotton Street just half a mile from the current facility.

And the second is at Firwood School, in Crompton Way, just over two miles from the centre’s present base.

Town hall chiefs yesterday gave the go-ahead for service users and members of the public to be consulted on the two options — a decision hailed as “good news” by deputy leader Ebrahim Adia.

Councillor Debbie Newall, executive member for adult social care and health, said: “We have committed to providing a modern facility which provides for the needs that they have requested.

“But rebuilding the centre and pool on the site of the current one would mean nearly a year’s disruption with services not available.

“It is not feasible to build a big enough new centre, in line with what service users would like, on the site of the present building, without disruption to the centre or pool users.

“So that we can give them what they need in a suitable 21st venue we have come up with other sites where we can build the facility they deserve.

“We have listened to what users, families and carers want and we will now be asking them for their views on the proposals.”

Council officer Adrian Crook told cabinet members the public would be consulted but there was also “going to be a consultation with the users of the building, their carers and their families.

“ It’s quite a diverse group.”