Commercial People has learned of a new educational development set to occur in a prime South London location.
Lipton Plant Architects have been appointed by the award-winning Fennies Nurseries, and their development partners, Origen Developments, to regenerate two prime sites in the Greater London town of Bromley.
The two new nurseries, which will also provide a series of new homes in the area, are aiming to deliver a “unique setting” to nurture and encourage adventure, creativity and growth amongst the attending children.
Commenting on the project, Jonathan Plant, Managing Director at Lipton Plant Architects, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to work with Fennies and Origen Developments on this exciting regeneration project. We have extensive experience in both the private residential sector and in designing and delivering nurseries, so we are really looking forward to combining both of these disciplines and supporting the local community with the facilities they need.”
The importance and availability of local nurseries was put sharply into focus over the course of last year, and again in recent days, as working professionals across the UK adjusted to working from home and children began to be isolated from their peers.
Despite the current lockdown closing schools across England, Boris Johnson stated that nurseries will remain open during this period. Nurseries are seen by many parents to provide an invaluable learning experience for young children to adapt to life away from their parents before transitioning to full-time education.
The timely project comes off the back of Lipton Plants’ RIBA award-winning ‘The Bath House Children’s Community Centre’ in Dalston; a multi-purpose building functioning daily as a nursery for children aged 1-5 and as an after-school club and holiday care.