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October 9 2018

 East Renfrewshire Council set out nursery expansion plans

East Renfrewshire Council has pledged to significantly expand nursery provision across the authority area to meet enhanced childcare obligations with a £23m plan to build five new centres.

New and replacement nurseries are proposed for Overlee Park; Crookfur Pavilion; Glenwood Family Centre; Busby and Eaglesham to meet this demand for spaces.

Exsiting pavilions at Crookfur and Overlee Park will be improved as part of the planned work to offer improved community sports facilities, benefiting from the introduction of new changing rooms and enhanced play spaces.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, convener for education and equalities, commented: “The sites of the proposed new family centres were carefully chosen as we aim to provide green and natural environments for our children so they have the best opportunities for quality exploration and learning experiences indoors and out. By offering parents various options of how to utilise their free childcare allocations, the facilities will provide more flexibility and choice which I’m sure will be welcomed by all.”

Three of the planned facilities will operate as family centres offering childcare for 50 weeks each year and could be operational by August 2020.

12 Comments

Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 10 Oct 2018 at 10:17 AM
Is that really a nursery or is it a Loch Ness visitor centre gone rogue?

Low profile design vibe does not do it any favours -- the public sector really needs to get off its knees and start showing off.

A couple of hours rain and the place will flood.
M is for Mungo
#2 Posted by M is for Mungo on 10 Oct 2018 at 13:48 PM
The public sector needs more money before it can "get off its knees". Early Years funding is set by SFT on the GIFA sqm per learner and this looks like it has a good chance of being within the £3000/sqm budget. Thats all in costs by the way, ground conditions, utilities, prelims and exorbitant design team fees included...
Does East Renfrewshire get unusually heavy rain for Scotland?
StyleCouncil
#3 Posted by StyleCouncil on 10 Oct 2018 at 14:06 PM
Exorbitant design team fees!?...really Mungo?I very much doubt it.
M is for Mungo
#4 Posted by M is for Mungo on 10 Oct 2018 at 14:33 PM
The internet doesn't pick up sarcasm
Render Police
#5 Posted by Render Police on 10 Oct 2018 at 15:45 PM
A really dreadful render. So much white it blurs into one, floating people in the foreground to mention but two... Looks as though the part 1 spent longer on those shadows than the so-called-architects spent on the design of the building. Bland bland bland.
M-Bop
#6 Posted by M-Bop on 10 Oct 2018 at 15:49 PM
That wee lassie with the look of pained despair on her face is turning round looking for someone to save her... "But I've been a good girl, why am I being punished!?"
Truth seeker
#7 Posted by Truth seeker on 10 Oct 2018 at 18:27 PM
Who is responsible for the design?
DesignFreak
#8 Posted by DesignFreak on 10 Oct 2018 at 18:54 PM
It's all a bit samey. Absolutely nothing new to see here. When are we going to see architects break with what's trendy and 'try' a bit? Missed opportunity I think? Would be keen to see the others to see how they compare.
Concerned of Glasgow
#9 Posted by Concerned of Glasgow on 10 Oct 2018 at 19:07 PM
I would really like to see more of the scheme as with all these projects there is great potential. Investment in early education can only be a good thing and should be applauded. A lot of bleating on these pages which doesn't help the discussion.

My main concern is the small child who is mid take-off with those balloons...
Blind Man
#10 Posted by Blind Man on 11 Oct 2018 at 07:18 AM
I like it...
Fat Bloke on Tour
#11 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 11 Oct 2018 at 13:25 PM
The design has no presence -- it is a ground-scraper that tries to hide under an over developed roof.
Under 5 provision is important -- something to celebrate not hide.
We're all doomed
#12 Posted by We're all doomed on 17 Oct 2018 at 16:30 PM
Is Tyrolean render back in vogue? Breaking with what's trendy perhaps.

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