Client: Governors of Riverview C of E Primary School / Surrey CC
Project value: £1.05M
Completion: December 2008
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 centres 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 attached to the main school. Designed in a contemporary style to contrast yet enhance the existing school building, the centre includes class and play spaces, cafeteria, kitchen, offices and meeting spaces. The new centre brings together the school and local community, providing appropriate support, assistance and care to families.
A central atrium skylight brings light into the heart of the building, providing bright and welcoming spaces throughout. The centre utilises environmentally sustainable technology including a gas absorbtion heat pump and passive / heat recovery ventilation working in tandem with child friendly underfloor heating.