Project Details

Sector: Education

Client: East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Value: £1.1m

Contract Administrator: Currie & Brown

Architect: HDS Architects

Contract: JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor Design

First Steps Nursery, Hastings

On behalf of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Cheesmur were engaged to provide a new purpose-built Nursery facility at the existing Conquest Hospital site in Hastings. Constructed in a live hospital environment the project was to be completed within an eight-month programme period to ensure the facility was operational by the end of October 2021. To achieve this, the innovative Streif modular system was utilised to improve both programme time and the overall efficiency of the build. The use of the Streif modular system also provided sustainability benefits in keeping with Cheesmur core values.  

The project provided a highly efficient Nursery facility with an internal courtyard, dedicated baby and toddler areas, office space, a kitchen area for food preparation and both staff and child wc areas. The external envelope comprised of a blend of timber cladding panels and colourful rendered finishes. Internally the thermally efficient green building incorporated underfloor heating and breathing building units to ensure a comfortable environment for both staff and children. The project was completed on 25th October 2021 much to the delight of the client.

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