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Planning Secured for Allen Edwards Primary School


Planning Permission has been secured for the redevelopment of the Allen Edwards Primary School in Stockwell in the London Borough of Lambeth.

The new 2FE school will replace the existing Allen Edwards Primary School building, and provide the community with a modern school consisting of well-considered spaces and a much improved layout.  There will be the further benefit of two school halls, a studio, and an extensive landscaped playground.

Key drivers of the proposal were to provide a legible, well organised layout, and condense the footprint, whilst expanding the playground area.  The school is now aligned with existing building frontages, infilling a gap in Studley Road street scene and engaging the surrounding environment.  Architecturally the proposal took inspiration from the surrounding properties, to create a considered and formalised elevation, with a rhythm of recesses which serves to reduce the mass and weight.

The project was developed alongside contractor Interserve, and regular meetings with both the Education Funding Agency (‘EFA’) and teachers from the present school, to ensure that the proposal will meet the needs of the pupils and community.