Burmantofts Community Nursery
Twelve years on from designing the original scheme LEDA were invited back when the nursery were awarded funding to expand by providing 21 new places for 2 year old children. The new design involved a new-build extension that allowed the existing premises to be opened up into a larger open flexible space with dedicated areas. LEDA worked closely with the nursery manager and the board to arrive at a design that would provide space to ensure the nursery could cope with future changes in demand for different age groups as well as satisfy the current acute demand for 2 year olds. The original nursery was built on a very tight budget but had served its inhabitants well. The refurbishment work breathed new life into the existing interiors with careful remodelling of the space and upgrades of part of the external areas. The new extension has high levels of energy efficiency whilst providing excellent facilities for the children and hard working staff. Running costs and overheads are kept low so the nursery can focus its resources on enhancing its excellent reputation for serving the local children and their families.