6 June 2019
School and Housing Planning Applications
In another busy period, planning applications have been submitted for four major school developments with planning permissions secured for a part 5/6/7-storey housing block of 23 flats with ground floor community facility on a former medical centre site in Tower Hamlets and listed building consent for major internal alterations to the Grade II listed Ark Putney Academy. We have also been instructed on a planning enforcement case in Westminster.
15 April 2019
London Housing and South West Schools Approved
Our projects have taken us to a variety of new destinations, including Barnstaple, Wellington, Doncaster, Thirsk and Monaco (latterly to meet a client). Planning permission has been secured for housing developments in Tower Hamlets and Barnet with further applications made in Hackney and Lambeth. Our applications for two school developments in the South West are also now under Council approval.
13 March 2019
Major new school development at St. Dunstan’s College approved
Planning permission was secured unanimously at Lewisham’s planning committee for a major new development at St. Dunstan’s College of some 6,000m2 GIA which will provide new replacement junior school accommodation with STEM facility and replacement/additional multi-use games areas. The approval followed an intensive period of pre-application engagement of Council officers under planning performance agreement and Sport England, which successfully unlocked the development potential of a notoriously constrained site. In a successful evening for the client, the college also hosted the BBC Question Time TV programme from its main hall. We have also been instructed on four school developments in Wandsworth and are in the midst of an intensive period of stakeholder consultation work on our Department for Education projects.  
20 February 2019
New Instructions and Planning Permissions
We have been instructed on three major mixed-use, housing-led redevelopment schemes on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and working with its appointed architect teams. Planning permission has been secured for major school extensions in Leeds, Dagenham and Penzance, while we have also been appointed on behalf of the Department for Education to secure planning permission for proposed primary school developments in Devon, Somerset and North Yorkshire. We are also advising a large Academy Trust on the development potential of operationally surplus land at four school sites.