Refurbishment Of A Woman’s Refuge And Provision of New Childcare Facilities
The brief was to design a new crèche that could be used by both the residents
and the public, to refurbish the existing building to improve the overall layout
and to provide for new communal areas, bedrooms and offices.
The proposed works had to be designed so that they could be carried out in stages to ensure that the refuge remained fully operational throughout the construction process.
The new crèche is positioned on the site to take full advantage of the south facing orientation, to maximise the external space, allow for both internal and external entrances and to enable the children in the crèche to be visible at all times from the residents in the refuge.
The new crèche is designed to have a flexible floor plan, a higher floor to ceiling level than the existing building and full height floor to ceiling glazing opening out onto the children’s play area and garden with the rooflit circulation and ancillary facilities located along the north facing boundary wall.
|Floor Area of the Existing Building:||230 M2|
|Floor Area of the new Extension:||90 M2|
|Total Floor Area of the Building:||320 M2|