Project Description

MPH have taken modular building solutions to the next generation at Tootsies Private Day Nursery in Farnham, Surrey

Jonathan Hunt of MPH was delighted to provide the company’s services to Tootsies for the fourth time on this purpose-built project. “It is really pleasing that clients come back to us time and again to fulfil their requirements. They know that they can trust us to deliver to high standards, on time and on budget.”

Identifying a lack of nursery facilities in the Farnham area, Tootsies called on MPH to help rectify this shortfall.

Sited within the grounds of Farnham Heath End School, Tootsies Private Day Nursery, which provides day care facilities for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, have taken delivery of their fourth bespoke modular building. Mr David Hoggins, Head Master at Farnham Heath said, “The nursery is a real benefit to both the community and the school because of its location”.

The convenient location of Tootsies means that parents can place their children in educational establishments that are on each other’s doorstep.

This venture was fully project managed by MPH and their design team were instrumental in creating a nursery environment measuring 350sq metres to meet strict stipulations from Surrey Planning Department. All buildings are Building Regulation compliant and conform to the Disabled Discrimination Act.

Having a pitched roof to compliment the existing surroundings, the interior of Tootsies includes special baby rooms to cater for every need. With level-access to the playground area and vinyl faced wipe down wall coverings, the building meets the client’s specific requirements.

MPH has taken ‘Green’ manufacturing of modular buildings to the next level by including a next generation hot water solar heating system, substantially reducing the amount of energy required to run the building. With added benefits from thermal efficiency, carbon emissions are reduced and lower running costs are achieved. The structure has eco-friendly timber cladding on the exterior, which is sympathetic to the environment.

Off-site preparation and manufacture resulted in a reduction in noise pollution, congestion and a minimal carbon footprint. It also ensured that throughout the works there was minimal disruption to staff and pupils due to a strict 6-week site to opening schedule.

Although bespoke, as per the client’s specification, the modular buildings remain environmentally friendly and highly sustainable. Jonathan Hunt explains, “At MPH we offer sale, hire or buy-back options. This means that our clients have the opportunity to dispose of modular buildings with ease, should they become surplus to requirements. Furthermore, we can then recycle the buildings, thus prolonging their usage”.

This approach reduces the need for the disposal of buildings in landfill sites, which has significant environmental implications. A choice of options also offers flexibility for education establishments that are under financial constraints.

In Tootsies, MPH have produced a safe, warm, user-friendly environment for both children and staff. Mr David Hoggins, Head Master at Farnham Heath said he was “delighted with the new facilities”.