Brambles Nursery & Children’s Centre
Project Brief
Type: Education
Area (m2): 277
Budget: L450,000 (2010 figures)
The pre-fabricated strawbale building was designed by ARCO2 Architecture Ltd and constructed by Ecofab. The building accommodates a Nursery for 40 children, toy library, community room/after school facility for 20 children and an office for hot desking.
• Project Specifics:
Design & Build Project Cost: L450,000.00 (inc. all professional fees, services, external works) – which represents exceptional value for money for such a high spec. building – 2010 figures
Gross Internal Floor Area: 277m2 (L1,625m2)
Duration on site: 27 Weeks EPC Result: 24A
Air Pressure Test: 0.93 m3/(h.m2) @ 50pa (structural shell phase)
– Best Sustainable Development; LABC SW Building Excellence Awards 2011
– Winner of Sustainable Construction – New Build; Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2011
– Special Commendation – Design & Innovation; SW RICS Awards 2012
– Gold Award – Green Apple Awards 2012