Following the successful completion of the Churcher’s College Junior School extension, Lewis & Hickey were invited to prepare a design for the Churcher’s College Nursery; a new early years education facility at the Liphook site.
The brief was to utilise an existing residential building on site and to convert it into light, bright and open learning spaces with a strong connection to the schools extensive outdoor environment.
The cellular rooms of the existing building have been stripped out with new skylights bring daylight into the heart of the nursery. A new contemporary brick arched extension wraps around the existing building and provides additional learning spaces as well as a new vaulted entrance hall.
Carefully positioned windows offer transparency and security across the various internal and external teaching zones. The scale of the building has been carefully tailored for the young users ensuring the spaces feel homely, welcoming and stimulating.
The nursey has been well received by staff and pupils alike who are making full use of the facilities