This ambitious project included the refurbishment of an existing Grade II Listed building and the infill construction of an adjoining Annexe (with basement) within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area to provide a world-first ground-breaking toddler lab.
Designed by Bisset Adams, the new BREEAM 'Excellent' rated infill development provides a facility for the study of typically developing children and children with autism and other developmental conditions.
The research will provide a large-scale study into understanding the different ways a toddler's brain processes stimuli. This will be created in a series of true-to-life environments to allow for as natural a social interaction to take place as possible.
A traditional procurement route was chosen given the sensitive nature of the building and neighbouring properties, to safeguard the quality and finish that the client aspired to achieve.