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.