Secondary School accommodating 900 students
Health, Education & Community
Key Project Information
- Permission was granted for the replacement of the secondary school in Shrewsbury and be replaced by a state of the art, low carbon facility
- The development is part of a £1bn government project
Plans to demolish and replace a Shrewsbury secondary school as a state of the art, low-carbon facility have been approved.
Our team secured full planning permission from Shropshire Council for the demolition of the existing Belvidere School building, rebuild and installation of new Solar PV panel system on behalf of Caledonian Modular.
The three-storey modular building will be constructed on part of the playing fields and the current school site will then be demolished and replaced with a new car park and sports pitches.
The development is part of a £1bn government project targeting 50 schools across the country.
The submission followed informal but pro-active pre-application discussions with officers at Shropshire Council, in addition to public consultation with local residents and councillors.
The scheme will provide a very high-quality new school, meeting excellent educational standards in a highly sustainable low carbon manner. The replacement playing fields on the site of the existing school will compensate fully for the playing-field space taken by the new building on the southern plot. Sport England have confirmed satisfaction with the proposals.
The new school will accommodate up to 900 pupils, meaning no increase in places or the number of staff.
We prepared a full planning statement including heritage and economic benefits, community involvement, traffic management plan and walking and cycling assessments.
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