Community nursery in Kentish Town scoops another top prize

Montpelier nursery in Brecknock Road, Kentish Town. Picture: Nick Kane

Montpelier nursery in Brecknock Road, Kentish Town. Picture: Nick Kane - Credit: Archant

A community-run nursery in Kentish Town has won another prestigious architectural award for its sleek modern building and innovative features for young children.

Montpelier Nursery in Brecknock Road has already won in regional and national categories of the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) awards.

And the building scooped one of the highest accolades in architecture at a ceremony last week.

The Stephen Lawrence Prize, named after murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence who aspired to be an architect, recognises the best examples of projects with a construction budget of under £1million nationwide.

The prize was awarded to Kentish Town-based AY Architects, in Highgate Road, for their outstanding use of space and light and for making an exceptional environment for children and staff.

Mr Lawrence’s mother Baroness Doreen Lawrence was among the judges who selected the nursery as winner of the prize.

Rachel Youngman, CEO of Camden Community Nurseries, which runs the Kentish Town nursery school, said: “We are truly delighted that our wonderful building has been recognised by RIBA in this way.”

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