Designing for children and community – John designed a series of Children’s Centres whilst at CG Ltd (1999-2015) for Lancashire County Council. The brief for these facilities where based around a community use attached to either a school, library or community centre.
The Hesketh project is integrated into All Saints Primary School, and provides a multi-functional meeting and learning space. The design of the centre was based around John’s experience of working with timber frame technology and bespoke cladding techniques. The primary colours of the window frames against the neutral charcoal grey, provides a young and edgy design that visitors are proud to use. The scheme was awarded with a Highly Commended CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology) Alan King for Excellence in Technology Award in 2011.