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St Martin’s C of E Infant School

Client: Governors of St Martin's C of E Infant School / Surrey CC

Project value: £560,000

Completion: August 2009

Sure Start is the Government's programme to deliver quality education and care services for every child by bringing together early education, childcare, health and family support.  The centre's aim is to raise the quality of learning and development opportunities for children, and give children the best possible start to their learning journey. 

DHP were commissioned to develop a new purpose-built Sure Start Centre in the sylvan grounds of the school.  With contemporary styling, the new centre was designed with a strong emphasis on timber to reflect the wooded setting, with a child friendly environment using highly sustainable construction methods.

The centre includes class and play spaces, kitchen, offices and meeting spaces.  The new centre brings together the school and local community, providing appropriate support, assistance and care to families.