Back in 2011, we designed and project managed the construction of a new permanent home for Clapham Pre-School in Bedfordshire. The Pre-School currently provides 40 childcare places for 3-5 year olds in two large playrooms, with ancillary facilities such as a staff room with kitchen, an office and store rooms.
However in order to satisfy government guidelines for providing increased childcare places for 2-3 year olds, Clapham Pre-School approached PCMS again with a view to extending the building to provide an additional 16 places. During the earlier design process, space had been earmarked at the side of the existing building for possible future expansion, so we were able to recommend a large extension to provide enough space. A new 40m2 playroom can be provided, including a storage room and WCs, with very little disruption or alteration to the original building.
Following our administration of the application procedure, we are pleased to report that the proposed extension has just received planning permission from Bedford Borough Council. This now enables the Pre-School Committee to move forward with their expansion plans, and everyone involved with the Pre-School is delighted.