Blackhall Nursery is a community-run early learning and childcare centre in north-west Edinburgh. The charity offers places to local three to five year olds in Ravelston Park Pavilion, a former changing room and toilets which was derelict until the community renovated it in 1999. The building, now the subject of a Community Asset Transfer by Blackhall Community Trust, is set in the wonderful natural resource of Ravelston Park and Woods. FLA won an invited competition to look at options on behalf of Blackhall Community Trust. As the Trust completes the Community Asset Transfer, FLA has developed a proposal to assist with funding applications and in readiness for a Planning Application.

The proposed building sits tight into the south-east corner of the park, squaring-off its end so not disrupting the informal but well-used sports pitches, while providing shelter, toilets, social space and storage for them, and defining outdoor, sheltered playspace for the children. It provides two big, flexible rooms, one for the nursery and the other a community room, for daytime classes and expanded uses after nursery hours.

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