Sensory Cove Developments ECEC service takes out Master Builders Award

Sensory Cove Developments ECEC service takes out Master Builders Award

by Freya Lucas

March 16, 2022

The construction team behind Lake Cathie Little Learners, developed by Sensory Cove Developments has been recognised for excellence in the Master Builders Association Awards.


Hayes Construction Company won the Childcare Centre up to $5 million category for Lake Cathie Little Learners at the recent awards, held at Sydney’s Star Casino


Run by Evan Hayes of Mudgee in Central West, NSW, the win was the first commercial award for the company, which has previously won three awards in the residential arena.


Sensory Cove Developments is a family business specialising in the development of high-quality ECEC centres in rural NSW with Josh Stevens finding sites and undertaking project management while father John Stevens devises the design features and unique facilities that make each service unique, and his mother Elaine uses her background in education to carefully plan room layouts and interior design.


The Stevens family have developed centres in Orange, Queanbeyan, Yass, Huntlee, Warners Bay and Lake Cathie.


Lake Cathie Little Learners is described as a highly innovative centre for 125 children which boasts an outdoor education facility, art room, science lab, music room and performing arts room with a commercial kitchen.


Architects Collins W Collins developed the family’s vision,


“This award tells us that we are going in the right direction with our design and finish, and it motivates us to continue developing state-of-the-art facilities,” Mr Hayes told local paper Camden Courier


The Sensory Cove Developments, Hayes Construction Company and Collins W Collins Company collaborative are set to commence construction of their next centre on High Street, Wauchope, in the coming weeks. Plans for centres in Forster and Old Bar are also underway.


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