Wraxall, Bristol

The Downs School, Bristol, is a leading independent day Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 4 to 13. Five miles west of Bristol, the school itself is situated in Charlton House, a magnificent Victorian building that is surrounded by sixty acres of idyllic parkland.

Studio HIVE was engaged by the school to provide project management and development advice for the refurbishment of one of their buildings to create “Bertie’s” the school’s new nursery.

Bertie’s stands alone at the entrance to the estate. The commission included the provision of planning & construction programmes, build & fit-out advice, designing mood boards, project management, and business plan advice.

Against a tight budget and even tighter programme of just 3 months, the nursery building was completely renovated and refurbished ready to accept children starting in January 2018. The project is now compete and a the new nursery is thriving.

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