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Sure Start children's centres : a post-occupancy evaluation

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), corp creator. (2008) Sure Start children's centres : a post-occupancy evaluation. [ Briefing ]

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Abstract

On the whole, the centres are fit for purpose. However, the architecture and design professionals ... who conducted the evaluations considered the design of very few centres to rank as good or excellent. - Elements that have prescribed space standards, such as children’s play areas, or that have a dedicated separate budget, such as furniture and equipment, are well designed and specified and were given higher ratings by centre users. However, those elements that are not defined through standards and those without a dedicated budget, such as outdoor play areas, adult spaces, storage and environmental sustainability were poorly rated and lacking in both quality and provision.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
Series Name: Briefing
Additional Information: Record imported from Sirsidynix Symphony: 2011-08-02 04:40:48. [physical_description]: 11 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Combined nursery centres, Building design, Nursery schools
Depositing User: pope
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:40
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 10:44
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/8315
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