New wave of school expansion projects approved

New wave of school expansion projects approved

September 8, 2020

Planning approval has been received this summer for three of our new school expansion projects in East London.

Lister Community Secondary School in Plaistow is to be expanded from nine forms of entry to eleven. The works will create a new three-storey Performing Arts wing to the existing building which includes a double-height dance studio and an outside performance landscape.

Colegrave Primary School in Stratford is to be expanded from three forms of entry to four. The works consist of a new two-storey building with key stage 2 classrooms, a new visitor entrance, and community/life skills room. The existing school building will also be extended to increase the size of the hall and teacher training facilities.

Beatrice Tate Special School in Mile End (pictured above) is to expand its pupil role to a capacity of 130 students with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The extension will include six classrooms and associated facilities.

All of the projects have been developed carefully with the input of the schools and through the pre-application planning processes with Newham and Tower Hamlets councils. We look forward to the detailed design and site stages of all three.