Meadows Nursery Stocksfield, Crookhill Farm, Northumbrian Building, Architect, English Development

Meadows Nursery, Northumbria : Stocksfield Building

Junior Education Building at Crookhill Farm, southern part of Northumberland, northeast England, UK – by Mailen Design

6 Sep 2011

Meadows Nursery at Crookhill Farm

Architects: Mailen Design


A newly formed architecture and design team has gained planning permission for a children’s nursery in the Northumberland green belt.

Architects Mailen Design with GrafikM Creative Agency have obtained planning permission for the new 50 place Meadows Nursery at Crookhill Farm in Stocksfield.

The £400,000 project involves conversion of an existing stone farmhouse, which will contain the administration and support facilities, and the design of a new single storey 350 square metre low energy building on the site of the old stable block.

Meadows Nursery, Stocksfield building
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The new-build nursery design has three ‘home’ spaces for different age groups to help the children feel comfortable. Each home space has long range south facing views and they are connected through the arrival and entrance area.

Recycled local stone and sustainably sourced timber cladding will be used over structural insulated panels. Extensive south facing glazing helps with natural heating and horizontal timber solar shading protects from glare. There are openable rooflights for natural ventilation. A ground source heat pump and solar water heaters contribute to the overall energy efficiency.

A new brand has been developed alongside the building design which reaffirms the home concept. The brand also informs the interior scheme and the feature elevation in the children’s courtyard.

Construction is expected to start later this year.

Mailen Design and GrafikM Creative Agency were both formed this year and this is their first joint venture project. Both studios have been involved in every stage of the design from conception, rebranding and consultation through to planning.

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Location: Stocksfield, southern part of Northumberland, North East England, UK

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