The Sure Start staff based at Ursula Taylor Lower School in Clapham, Bedfordshire are thrilled with their new Children’s Centre building, which was completed and handed over in February. The multi-use Centre will allow a variety of child-based activities to take place, such as parenting workshops, drop-in sessions and clinics. The Lower School share the centre for their After School and Holiday Clubs.
Flexible space was created with floor to ceiling sound-proofed folding doors so that the large room can be divided for separate uses. The Centre also includes an entrance canopy, internal kitchenette facilities, baby change units and sinks and plenty of storage. A special anti-slip internal floor and an external play area are two more welcome features.
PCMS had been asked to design and project manage the construction of the extension to an existing school building on behalf of the Sure Start programme, following a track record of working on educational projects. Meadsway Construction was appointed to carry out the building works, and PCMS established a good working relationship with them to enable the project to be completed on time and within budget.