Churcher's College Nursery

Lewis and Hickey, Liphook, 2017


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Extension and conversion of an existing bungalow into a nursery, including a new entrance foyer and covered outdoor play area.

Following the successful completion of the Churcher’s College Junior School extension, Lewis & Hickey were invited to prepare a design for the Churcher’s College Nursery; a new early years education facility at the Liphook site.

The brief was to utilise an existing single storey residential building on site and to convert it into light, bright and open learning spaces with a strong connection to the school's extensive outdoor environment.

The cellular rooms of the existing building were stripped out with new skylights bringing daylight into the heart of the nursery. A new contemporary brick arched extension wraps around the existing building and provides additional learning spaces as well as a new vaulted entrance hall.

Carefully positioned windows offer transparency and security across the various internal and external teaching zones. The scale of the building has been carefully tailored for the young users ensuring the spaces feel homely, welcoming and stimulating.

The nursery has been well received by staff and pupils alike who are making full use of the facilities.


  • Begun: Oct 2016
  • Completed: May 2017
  • Floor area: 79m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £230,000
  • Tender date: May 2016
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Churcher's College Junior School, Midhurt Road, Liphook, GU30 7HT, United Kingdom

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