Conversion of this derelict Grade II listed chapel into the OFSTED accredited “outstanding” nursery it is now combined great innovation and considerable skills culminating in a Sussex Heritage Trust Award for construction. 

Client: Early Years Nursery

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Status: Complete

Surrounded by fenced, safeplay areas for its preschool occupants this stunning facility offers the very best preschool care in the unlikeliest of buildings


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Glazed partitions to create light
BUSY BEES NURSERY - REFURBISHMENT & PRESERVATION WORKS, HAYWARDS HEATH
New roofing
BUSY BEES NURSERY - REFURBISHMENT & PRESERVATION WORKS, HAYWARDS HEATH
Restoration to bell tower

Carefully considered construction design and activity managed to significantly change the internals of the building not apparent on first appearance when standing outside. However inside a mezzanine floor doubled the useable space with spacious glazed wall classrooms creating natural light in every room. Clever heating design and installation ensures what was a traditionally cold church is not only warm and comfortable but ensures heating the building is economical.  


Key successes of the project included: 

  • Sussex Heritage Trust award for conservation
  • Sympathetic construction working with English Heritage 
  • Storey height glazed walls to classrooms 
  • Fenced safe play areas 

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Repairs to stonework