Treetop Family Nurture Centre

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Inverkeithing Nursery was a single storey facility comprising two linked buildings. The original part, known locally as the “70’s” building (built: 1976), and the “Link Plus” building (an extension built: 2000). It formed an integral partner of the tripartite “Inverkeithing Education Campus”, being sandwiched between Inverkeithing Primary School and Inverkeithing High.

The project involved carrying out a combination of minor alteration and refurbishment works to the existing buildings, as well as the construction of a new 225 m² single storey extension. This was to increase the overall capacity of the nursery roll in response to the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving and increasing high quality, flexible early learning via the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

The extension provides accommodation for under three-year-old children and family learning areas via a new playroom and activity space, a new teaching kitchen, infants’ toilets, a store, laundry room, a nappy changing room, an accessible toilet, a new Head Teacher’s office and an Admin Office/ Reception to greet visitors to a new main entrance. There is also a new plant room giving the benefit of a mains gas supply to the building for the first time.

External landscaping works to the rear and gable end of the building provide safe, secure outdoor physical activities / play areas, a vital part of the school curriculum.

The nursery has since been renamed/rebranded as “Treetop Family Nurture Centre”.


Location: Inverkeithing

Value: £875,000

Start Date: November 2015

End Date: August 2016

Main Contractor: Fife Council Building Services