New Nursery Building Delivered in Record Time!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


When Bedford Borough Council offered Footsteps Nursery the opportunity to move to a new location they jumped at the chance. The only proviso was that it had to be achieved in just six months before the start of term in September and this included obtaining planning permission, removing an old modular unit, and designing, constructing and fitting out a new building.

Footsteps Nursery had been operating from The Guide Hut in Bromham, a few miles to the west of Bedford, but in order to thrive and grow they really needed a base of their own. A suitable location became available on the nearby site of Biddenham Upper School.

PCMS was recommended to Footsteps Nursery because of our experience of designing and project managing similar educational schemes. To ensure the building could be delivered on time and also to keep costs tightly controlled we designed a new modular building with a host of child-friendly features including a large internal play space, separate 0-2 year’s room, kitchen and office, together with external decking, play space and disabled access ramp. Care was taken to ensure that the modular building looked good, and the exterior walls are finished with stained ship-lap cladding.

The whole project was delivered in super quick time. The Nursery Manager Sarah Askham is thrilled with the new building: “Our nursery school project had a very tight deadline and a limited budget, but PCMS worked very hard to find a solution. They recommended a modular unit and arranged for everything to be built in the summer holidays to minimise disruption. PCMS ensured that the project was delivered on time and on budget, and both staff and children are delighted with the new nursery.”