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Frizinghall Children's Centre is located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and was undertaken whilst working at Overton Architects in Skipton, North Yorkshire. The photomontage shows the exterior canopy we designed on the rear of the building for children to play in, the walls all fold back to create a fully open sheltered space. The contemporary design incorporating two steeply pitched gables is informed by the existing church building. The canopy is constructed from wood and multi-wall polycarbonate panels

The project to create Sure Start Children’s Centre facilities for Bradford Metropolitan District Council was located within an existing Victorian church who were our clients. The project involved consulting with all stakeholders to develop proposals that would work for all users including the church (who would still be using the facilities) and come within a very tight budget. The project involved interior works to create more storage space and improve the decorative standard alongside a new external canopy, pram store and access requirements & landscaping.







Low cost, high impact, covered activity space that takes its form from the existing building.


  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Extension
  • Refurbishment
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