A development of house sites came up for sale in this desirable location in Hamilton, ideal for an early childhood centre.
The client purchased all four plots and worked with us and the planners to amalgamate them into two new sites. One site is for higher density housing and the other site is for an early childhood centre.
Creators Early Childhood Centre occupies the rear site, facing a beautiful grove of mature protected oak trees. The district plan rules state that no centre is to be larger than 250m², so we split the centre into two smaller blocks, one housing preschool and the other the under twos. These are joined by a glazed atrium space, giving the visual impression of two smaller centres whilst providing continuity internally.
The architectural expression of Creators Early Childhood Centre differs from most of our others, in that we have purposely adopted a residential look. Using pitched roofs and punched windows, the two blocks are kept within the urban context of the area.