Alert Kid's Nursery
Client: Alert Kid's Nursery
Location: Leyton, East London
Services: Design Architects / Contract Administrators
Description: A building that started life as one of East London's oldest picture houses and a brief spell as a shopping centre, before being acquired by our client for a multi-faceted community building with a nursery (housing one of the largest nurseries in East London partially funded by Sure Start and the New Opportunities Fund) and associated offices, plus conference and seminar spaes under one roof.
With all these services to fit into the building, the only feasible location for the nursery was on the ground floor within a multi-level area which sloped into the basement. This posed a few problems, namely, how to introduce natural light into the lower ground areas for a nursery. The solution proved to be a real winner for our client as it brought vast swathes of light into the interior, but also dressed the exterior elevation with an appealing fresh look.