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Kookum's Place Preschool Expansion

181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Kookam's Place Preschool Expansion project involved the transformation of an existing office space into a state-of-the-art preschool facility. Spanning 5,800 square feet, the renovation aimed to create five distinct preschool spaces, each approximately 600 square feet in size, complete with loft perspectives to enhance the learning environment. The project also included the installation of a new plywood sub-floor throughout, providing a sturdy foundation for the facility's various amenities and activities.

Key project features include:
•Preschool Spaces: The project converted the office space into five separate preschool areas, each thoughtfully designed to accommodate young learners and foster creativity and exploration.
•Operable Partition: Operable partitions were installed between the preschool spaces, offering flexibility in room configuration to adapt to varying class sizes and activities.
•Steel Angle Lintels: New steel angle lintels were installed to create openings in the existing clay masonry wall, allowing for improved spatial flow and connectivity between different areas of the facility.
•Storage Space: Cubbies were installed in all preschool spaces, providing children with designated areas to store their belongings and fostering a sense of ownership and organization.
•Staff Offices: The expansion project included dedicated staff offices to support administrative functions and ensure efficient management of the preschool facility.
•Kitchen: A fully equipped kitchen was incorporated into the design, enabling staff to prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the children in accordance with health and safety standards.
•Washrooms and Baby Change Stations: Each preschool space was equipped with washrooms and baby change stations, prioritizing the comfort and convenience of both children and caregivers.

Marrbeck Construction played a pivotal role in the successful delivery of the Kookam's Place Preschool Expansion project, bringing their expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence to every phase of the renovation. Throughout the project, Marrbeck’s attention to detail, ensured that the new preschool facility met the highest standards of quality and functionality. Collaborative efforts between the construction team and stakeholders facilitated the smooth execution of the renovation, resulting in a successful outcome that exceeded expectations.

The Kookam's Place Preschool Expansion project stands as a testament to innovation and excellence in early childhood education facility design. By repurposing an existing office space and incorporating cutting-edge features such as loft perspectives, operable partitions, and designated storage areas, the project has created a vibrant and engaging learning environment for young children. With its emphasis on both functionality and aesthetics, the expanded preschool facility is poised to enrich the lives of children and families in the community for years to come. Marrbeck is very proud to have been a part of bringing this vision to reality.


General Contractor





Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD)

ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design



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