London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Building Use

Whole School

Procurement Method


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Project Features

  • Full turnkey, design and build nursery
  • Three classrooms with dedicated toilets
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Staff room
  • Office space
  • Exterior soft play area
  • Bat and bird nesting boxes
  1. The Requirements

    London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) were looking for a nursery school to form the final piece of the educational offering on the new Riverside Campus. They wanted to not only provide valuable school places for the new Barking Riverside housing development but also attract new teachers at the main Campus who might have young children themselves.

  2. The Solution

    Working with the Portakabin team again, gave LBBD the comfort they needed to ensure that the complex construction phase on the relatively small site would be well-managed, and the finished building would be of the highest quality. The nursery building complemented the existing buildings on Campus but also developed its own identity with custom-coloured corner casings and facades. Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, Barking and Dagenham Council Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment and School Improvement said “Providing a modern, high-quality environment where the young people of our borough can learn can only be beneficial for the future. It’s just one of the many fantastic improvements taking place across the borough and it shows Barking and Dagenham is as good as anywhere to give young people the best start to their education.”

The natural environment is the perfect place to create wonderful teaching experiences which capture the imagination of children and their curious minds. As the UK's largest childcare charity and social enterprise, we look forward to making a positive impact in the local community.

June O’Sullivan MBE, CEO, London Early Years Foundation

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