Summary: 554m2 timber-frame extension to an existing nursery
Description of Works:
This project, part of the Primary School & Early Years Bundle for Clackmannanshire Council delivered with hub East Central Scotland Limited, was for the design and construction of a new 554m2 timber-frame extension to an existing, operational nursery. The building provides playzones, kitchen, stores, toilets, office spaces and changing areas.
Concrete floor slab
Timber frame construction
Rainscreen cladding and render to external walls
Insulated steel-clad built-up roof system
Timber alu-clad windows and doors and fixed rooflights
Internal partition walls
Glazed timber screens
Suspended ceilings and acoustic panelling
Mechanical and electrical installations including power, lighting, data, access control, alarm systems, air source heat pump, pv roof panels, windcatchers, underfloor heating and ventilation
Internal finishes were of biophilic design for occupant connectivity to the natural environment. This featured in the FF+E colour palettes and natural oak vinyl flooring
Fixtures and fittings included kitchen and toilet facilities.
External works included hard and soft landscaping.
We installed an Air Source Heat Pump which is sized to accommodate future expansion (either upgrading the older existing building or new build replacement).
The ASHP required sound attenuation which was achieved by installing an acoustic barrier to prevent noise nuisance (we carried out an acoustic assessment to determine exactly what measures were required).
We installed Photovoltaic panels on the roof with an internal display panel in the play space.
We installed windcatcher ventilation passive stacks in the in the open plan areas
Internally there are large sections of exposed roof construction in the play areas allowing the children to see how the roof is constructed.
Repainted the façade of the existing building
Supplied and installed blinds in the flexible area of the existing building
Provided acoustic panels in the quiet room of the extension