Client: KLH UK / Camden Community Nurseries

Architect: AY Architects

Value: £500,000


The Montpelier Community Nursery, located in Kentish Town, provides voluntary sector affordable childcare for 2 - 5 year olds.

The new building by AY Architects, is designed around a flexible playspace opening onto a wooded outdoor play area. Daylight is brought into the building through strip windows located in the roof, which also provide natural ventilation.

The superstructure is constructed from KLH prefabricated solid timber panels and has a white washed internal finish applied. The exterior of the building is clad with dark stained FSC timber boarding and the roof supports a biodiversity sedum blanket.

Engenuiti were responsible for the advanced timber engineering with specilaist contractor KLH working closely with Price and Myers who undertook the concept design.


2013 Stephen Lawrence Prize (Best Building under £1m)

2013 RIBA National Award

2013 RIBA London Regional Award

2013 Camden Design Award - Highly Commended