Gulval little learners

Gulval, Cornwall
Residential Dwellings
Norsk Carpentry

A member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, Gulval Little Learners were operating out of portacabin when they approached us – wholly unsustainable for an in-demand childcare service with a growing waiting list. Approaching Cornwall Planning Group, Gulval were looking for a major upgrade in the form of a completely new extension.

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Demolishing the previous structure, we combined practicality with aesthetically pleasing yet sustainable materials through our large timber extension. The frame was joined by cedar cladding and double-glazed windows, to provide the much needed additional space whilst retaining year-round functionality. 

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This allowed the childcare centre to increase its capacity, without sacrificing the quality of the environment for the children. The effectively simple wooden aesthetic sets it apart from the surrounding Gulval Primary School, lending the children a sense of ownership and creating a space that is distinctly theirs – a space they look forward to attending every day.

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“Our school hired Cornwall Planning Group to design an extension and remodelling of our outgrown nursery building. Chris and his team did a fantastic job, providing innovative creative ideas whilst maintaining our fundamental needs for the children. Thank you for helping to create such a magical, useful space.Mrs E Shapland