Phase One of construction on Larigakis Architecture’s Berwick Child Development Centre started in June of this year and will run through the summer. Phase Two will run over the summer of 2021. The phasing allows for continuous operation of the facility during construction.
The Berwick Memorial Building was built in 1976 and was a model facility at the time providing child care for children with developmental disabilities. It has had few upgrades since then and was in need of a major refurbishment. Existing child care space is being modified to provide full daycare for children aged 3 to 5 years. New kitchens are being provided throughout the building. Observation spaces are being converted to nap rooms, new finishes are being provided as well as upgrades to services.