Project overview: Clapham Village Nursery

This flagship building next to Clapham Common involved a complete remodelling and redevelopment of a derelict warehouse building to create a nursery and family centre for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Designed to BREEAM ‘excellent’ environmental standards, including sustainable natural ventilation with roof top wind catchers.

The refurbished building provides playrooms for children in each age group, along with studio space for art, drama, music and science. The nursery includes a bespoke children’s cookery room.

A contemporary elevation of the timber cladding and coloured panels creates an informal and playful feel, whilst the natural interiors offer a blank canvas for the children’s activities.

For parents the ‘Parent Hub’ provides a lounge, hot desk computer suite and take away meal facility. Outside space is carefully landscaped to provide an attractive environment for play, sport and gardening.