• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Education - West Thames College Nursery

West Thames College Nursery
Isleworth, West London

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Client
West Thames College

Location
Isleworth, West London

Date Completed
October 2008

Contract Period
5 months

Contract Sum
£1m

Services Provided
Full Architecture and Interior Design Services

The nursery was built as an early phase of the redevelopment of the entire campus of West Thames College to serve children of students studying at the College. The nursery is constructed from solid laminated timber panels, chosen for their sustainability, speed of erection, warmth and tactile internal finish, and clad externally with brick to the north, west and south elevations to match the adjacent Listed buildings.

The east elevation comprising the 4 main nursery spaces is fully glazed with sliding screens opening onto the external play areas. Each nursery space has a mono-pitched roof that limits solar gain while maximizing north light and views of the gardens, and recalls the image of a child lifting the top of a toy box to see what secrets lie inside.