Boundstone Nursery

Mohsin Cooper Ltd., Lancing, West Sussex , 2015


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A covered multi-purpose atrium for a children's nursery and daycare centre in West Sussex.

Mohsin Cooper Architects were lead design architect for this covered multi-purpose atrium space within the heart of Boundstone Nursery & Daycare Centre, in Lancing, West Sussex.

The site was an under-utilised central open courtyard area and the completed project provides much needed additional space to allow the Nursery to increase intake, as well as creating a new centrally located ‘heart’ to the existing building which provides for a variety of uses.

The design includes an elegant glu-laminated timber structure to support the new roof, with natural light and cross ventilation provided by mechanically operable rooflights. Visual connectivity is provided between different parts of the Nursery and Daycare areas.

The final building was built at a cost of about £1400 per square metre.


  • Begun: Jul 2014
  • Completed: Apr 2015
  • Floor area: 144m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £206,841
  • Funding: West Sussex County Council & Grant
  • Tender date: Mar 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works with Contractor Design
  • CO2 Emissions: 25kg/m2/year
  • Address: Boundstone Children and Family Centre, , Upper Boundstone Lane,, Lancing, West Sussex , BN15 9QX, United Kingdom

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