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East Dunbartonshire nursery drive in full swing

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November 15 2019

East Dunbartonshire nursery drive in full swing

Four Early Years Centres across East Dunbartonshire have taken another step toward delivery with funding secured for new facilities in Milngavie, Bearsden and Kirkintilloch, with Holmes Miller Architects handling the design of each.

The Bearsden Centre will sit alongside Brookwood Library and offer a full-height ‘experience space’ defined by translucent sheets and slatted timber cladding to permit a play of sunlight and shadow.

At Kirkintilloch, a similar model will be employed at Southbank Road including a sheltered outdoor play space incorporating natural features such as grass, woodland and feature play spaces together with a discovery garden.

In Milngavie, the planned nursery will follow a similar approach and sit opposite the current health centre at the former St Joseph’s Primary School and provide 87 places for children aged between two and five.

In a statement Hub West Scotland wrote: “We are pleased to announce the significant milestone of financial close of the four early years projects we are delivering in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council. These innovatively designed projects are on-site and we look forward to delivering high-quality facilities on programme.”

All nurseries follow a reference design prioritising ‘experience-based’ play spaces and ‘stimulating’ outdoor landscapes.

A new nursery is planned for Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch
A new nursery is planned for Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch
Interior play spaces will make full use of the roof volume
Interior play spaces will make full use of the roof volume

Milngavie will be one of the towns to benefit from the nursery drive
Milngavie will be one of the towns to benefit from the nursery drive

2 Comments

Robin B's Discount
#1 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 15 Nov 2019 at 13:42 PM
These look great, a lot better than some of the other nurseries that have been flying about. Interested to see the grazed area, which appears to be the external space. What a great way of ensuring all year round usage.

Well done East Dunbartonshire Council.
Ryan
#2 Posted by Ryan on 27 Nov 2019 at 13:19 PM
They look like sheds! Is this the future of nurseries in Scotland..sheds and containers for our kids? NO thank you!

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