New-build Children’s Centre

This is our second Children’s Centre to be built as part of the Government’s SureStart scheme, providing a flexible crèche / meeting space, together with facilities to offer support, advice and training to families with pre-school children. The Centre is located adjacent to an existing infant and nursery school, with its own on-street main entrance, and opens onto the existing playing fields to the rear.

The building comprises two juxtaposed forms: the main timber-clad element houses the entrance foyer, meeting space and crèche, and a solid brick-box contains the meeting and interview rooms. The projecting monopitch roof extends to provide shelter over both the main entrance at the front and the play space to the rear.

Hallcroft Children’s Centre
New-build annexe to an existing Infant School
for Nottinghamshire County Council
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Cost: £440,000
Completed 2006