JUBILEE CHILDREN’S CENTRE
Client: Calderdale Council
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Selected as a ‘demonstration project’ by Constructing Excellence in the Built Environment, Jubilee Children’s Centre comprises a 52-place nursery, older children’s wing and accommodation for council-led Sure Start services. A purpose-built community facility on a former brownfield site, the building has minimum energy demands; providing a daylit, naturally ventilated environment evaluated by CABE as having good levels of year-round internal comfort. As Architects and Environmental Engineers, LEDA designed a timber-framed pre-engineered structure with high thermal efficiencies (anticipating future changes to Part L of the building regulations). The rooms have under-floor heating fed by high-efficiency, gas condensing boilers and are finished in materials selected to reduce environmental impact.