Project Description

MPH Building Systems built and installed a new modular nursery building in a small Cambridgeshire Village. The school was looking to offer pre-school facilities and an out-of-school club. The modern, creative space was constructed off-site and installed within the 6-week summer holidays.

Modular design perfect for pre-school

The primary school were looking to support parents in this rural Cambridgeshire village by offering a pre-school and after-school club. They needed an additional nursery building that would provide a stimulating environment to children of all ages.

Working together with local architects, MPH Building Systems were involved in the project from the design stage. It was important to the school that the appearance complemented the local area and the existing school buildings.

Using modular building methods, we can take advantage of a range of materials to suit the project. To meet planning regulations, the exterior of the building was clad in locally-sourced limestone. The brickwork was designed to match the existing school buildings. Timber was used for the facias and decking areas to soften the appearance. The decking has an anti-slip coating and links the internal and external spaces beautifully.

The interior of the modular nursery building was perfectly designed to suit its function. Large aluminium-framed windows and doors allow for plenty of natural light. Bright colours were used throughout. We added different coloured vinyl and carpets to separate different play zones; the building has a main activity area, as well as a wet play area and kitchen. All of the materials used were selected for safety and durability; perfect for pre-school children.

Delivered during school holidays

As with many modular construction projects, timescales were extremely important to the client. The majority of the work was completed off-site. The installation of the new modular building was carried out during the 6-week summer holidays. This is ideal for many schools as the health and safety risk, as well as disruption to teaching, is kept to a minimum. When the children returned to school in September, they had a state-of-the-art pre-school building to be proud of.

To ensure the highest-quality workmanship and industry-approved health and safety standards, we have MPBA and CHAS accreditation. Find out more about the work we have done with other schools and nurseries here.

“It was clear through our tender process that MPH would be the right partner to work with on our recent construction projects. They worked closely with us to revise our plans to suit the budget and timescale, and came up with the perfect solution all round. The planning and execution was great, with timely updates throughout what was a short programme. We developed an excellent working relationship with all involved, and MPH delivered exactly what they said they would, at the times they said they would. Teaching rooms were ready to use on the first day of term, the product is great, and the spaces still look as good as new, even after months of use. Thank you MPH!”