Heathfield Children’s Centre

A model for providing a wide range of services within a single, flexible building, Heathfield Children’s Centre creates a welcoming environment accessible to the whole community. Along with a nursery, it provides childcare, health advice, adult education and counselling facilities.

Client: London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
Construction Value: £1.3m
Completion: 2008
Location: Richmond

2010 Building Magazine: Public Building of the Year (runner up)
AJ Specification


The centre is characterised by four distinct zones. This layout enables connections between different functions while offering security. The carefully arranged series of spaces creates a friendly and cosy atmosphere and allows for both group and one-to-one sessions. Outside, the coloured façade enlivens the street scene and provides a playful backdrop to the nursery’s large playground and wildlife garden.

“A flexible and stimulating environment… a magnet for families”

Nursery World


Photos by Mark Hadden