new nursery and community centre in Bishop's Stortford - Pardon Chambers Architects

Grove Cottage


PCA received planning permission in November 2022  to provide a new nursery and community centre for children and adults with learning difficulties. The proposals  propose a contemporary, red brick building with two separate entrances, one for the nursery and one for the activity for older children and adults. This ensures the proper safeguarding and security for the different building users. To the south, the building opens to a new enlarged outdoor play area.

The new centre will provide:

  • A dedicated space for the Ofsted registered nursery with direct access to a new, larger garden
  • A separate activity space for older children and adults with access to a training kitchen and multisensory space
  • New accessible staff offices to allow flexible/hybrid working
  • A sustainable, low maintenance building that reduces running costs over the coming years