N Family Club Nursery Schools
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N FAMILY CLUB NURSERY SCHOOLS

Kennedy Woods

ARCHITECTS
Kennedy Woods

PHOTOGRAPHS
Taran Wilkhu

CATEGORY
Schools

LOCATION
London, United Kingdom

MANUFACTURERS
Fredericia, Gerflor, Hay, Muuto, British Ceramic Tile, Colour Flooring Company, Community Playthings, Flos, Fórmica, Mosa, Nisbets, Nordic Nest, Stronghold Direct, Ultrafabrics
, Victorian Plumbing

LANDSCAPE CONSULTANTS
Suzie Jewell Landscaping Design

BUILDING CONTROL CONSULTANT
London Building Control

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Sana Marchant

YEAR
2021

M&E CONSULTANT
Plenarius Design

FIRE CONSULTANTS
3FE

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
ISG Ltd, Uplands Retail

AREA
4500 m²

TRANSPORT CONSULTANT
TTP Consulting

ACOUSTIC CONSULTING
ACA Acoustics

PLANNING CONSULTANT
Firstplan

VISUALISATION
Studio Archetype

KITCHEN DESIGN
Fulcrum Kitchens

SURVEYOR
Retail Design Solutions

As the exclusive design partner for early years learning brand N Family Club, Kennedy Woods has launched 20 new nursery schools throughout London and the southeast.

N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu

A whole-environment design strategy, which includes architecture, interiors, bespoke furniture, and joinery, is helping N Family Club transform early years education.

With every assessed nursery having received an Ofsted “Outstanding” rating, N has just topped the Nursery Chains 2022 Ofsted leaderboard.

This demonstrates the value of a user-centered design approach.

N Family Club Nursery Schools
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N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu

Conversations with children, parents, teachers, and staff resulted in a design blueprint that has generated economies of scale and consistent brand identity.

The design process, based on user research and close collaboration with NFC, uncovers opportunities to do things differently. It clarifies the needs of people being designed for, sparking innovative ideas that will work in practice.

N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu

In each project, Kennedy Woods celebrates the unique features of the existing host buildings, which have included churches, art galleries, offices, and townhouses.

Through extensions, layout reorganizations, and new connections, the character of the original structures is drawn out, while creating inspiring spaces for small students to learn.

N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu
N Family Club Nursery Schools
© Taran Wilkhu

These considerations of user experience and interaction alongside playful formal expression are a consistent feature of Kennedy Woods' design approach.


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