The project comprised the expansion of the existing facility.
Key client drivers included better connection between indoor and outdoor space, an external canopy, dedicated parent waiting area, and flexible interior learning spaces.
The project included full-height external sliding folding glazed doors, opening rooflights increasing daylighting and ventilation levels; high thermal insulation in the building fabric. Externally the materials chosen are robust with grey brickwork and chalk-boards at lower level and render to the upper projecting canopy. We also designed into the building fabric bespoke decorative metal gates and panels with a bulrush and leaf motif.
The expansion facility was constructed during the school term whilst the existing nursery was fully occupied and then completed internally during the summer holiday.