Location: Little Ripley Day Nursery, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield
Project Type: Renovation and Remodelling
Designing a new children’s nursery for established family-run Little Ripley Day Nurseries is child’s play for bi Design! With fourteen nurseries in Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas, Little Ripley’s latest addition is in the heart of the town and due to open Spring 2022.
Originally a day care centre, a change of use under the new Class E regulations allowed bi Design and the client to concentrate on making design changing to the building to give it a renewed lease of life to this tired building.
As a previous customer of bi Design, our client wanted to create an interesting and organic building, which would appeal to children and their parents.
Undergoing significant renovation and remodelling, the nursery consists of 6 light and spacious rooms which have been tailored to each age group. All the room environments are designed to be flexible allowing children to explore within a safe and secure environment. A landscaped garden enables outdoor learning all year round.
A rebuild of the entrance lobby creates a friendly and inviting welcome to visitors. On the outside, incorporating Little Ripley’s building blocks logo to the front of the building and the band of tiles which wraps around continues the branding and approachable environment.
Our client is delighted with our work and left us this review from their initial project: “It’s been a refreshing experience working with a company who have such a clear yet detailed approach towards design and planning. bi Design are now supporting us with a commercial scheme and I look forward to working with them on many more future projects.”