Coram Family Early Learning Centre, Kings Cross, London
DfEE Centre of Excellence Award
This £3.3 million commission involving both new-build and renovation in an existing building was required to be conceived, designed and be on-site within five months from appointment. This new-build part-refurbishment for Coram Family is a unique childcare-related facility. The development comprises a nursery school for 0-5 years, facilities for special needs children run by the national charity KIDS, a Parents & Training Centre, health care facilities for Camden and Islington Health Authority, headquarters for Coram Family, landscaping and playground design. We undertook all the specialist interior and furniture design included playground play equipment. We worked with and co-ordinated the work of community artists who undertook mosaic work with contributions from the nursery school children. This holistic childcare centre received national recognition when named one of the five national Centres of Childcare Excellence.