The new Grace Owen Nursery School opens its doors
Grace Owen Nursery School has had a significant part to play in Park Hill’s history. It has been an integral part of the community since it opened on site at Park Hill in 1963. It continued to provide care for children throughout the changes and developments that happened around it until it moved into new purpose built premises in the refurbished phase in 2016. It is one of two council run nurseries in the city and is an essential part of the community as families have been bringing their children there for over three generations.
Broadfield provided quantity surveying and management services for the new nursery. The scheme has created a new 32 place nursery replacing their previous facility that was in desperate need of investment.
Sean McClean, Head of Capital Delivery Service, Sheffield City Council says; “Broadfield have provided exceptional services for the delivery of Grace Owen Nursery School. As well as delivering the scheme under budget they have provided a focused point of contact and support for the Head of Grace Owen Nursery and the staff.”
Tom Lawrence, Director says; “My two eldest sons both attended Grace Owen Nursery School before it was relocated. Despite the tired surroundings, the nursery had consistently achieved great Ofsted reports, which is testament to the staff there, but the urgency for a new nursery was clear. To finally build a new local authority nursery was a long journey and also rare these days, so we are really pleased and proud to have been a part of it.”