Thurston Group Limited
Quarry Hill Industrial Estate
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Thurston’s has worked with the City of York Council on a bespoke modular children’s centre for Tang Hall Primary School. Described as “one of the finest elementary educational buildings in the country” by local media, the centre will house children aged 0-5 and nursery staff.
Designed to be fully integrated into the existing building, the centre features a pitched roof, bike racks and brick and stone cladding. This 12 bay Surespan building also comprises two new play rooms, storage areas, WC’s, lobby and kitchen area. A government initiative to double free childcare for working parents from 16 to 30 hours per week brought a significant rise in demand for nursery facilities. Tang Hall Primary School needed the new facility to meet this growing demand.
“At the time of its opening, the school was seen as ultramodern in its open design. Giving children lots of sunshine and fresh air.’’ – Pete Dwyer, Director of Children’s Services at the City of York Council
“The new facility is a sunshine school for York.” – Local media