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Buckley Gray Yeoman bags Essex school consent

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Buckley Gray Yeoman’s masterplan for developing an Essex school has received planning consent

The practice has designed an extension to an existing 1950s building at Forest School in Waltham Forest as well as a new structure, a new quad, and paved and grassed external spaces.

Founded in 1834, the school was designed for an intake of just 22 pupils but has grown to 16 buildings for 1,200 children aged 4 to 18 years.

Sited in a Conservation Area, four of the existing buildings are Grade II listed.

Paul White, director at Buckley Gray Yeoman, said: ‘Leading independent schools are often steeped in heritage and our challenge at Forest School was to remain sensitive to this and the school’s remarkable location, while adding a piece of architecture that would support the school’s ethos and help it to flourish for the next 100 years.’

Work is due to start on site in January 2013 with completion expected in September 2013. ENDS

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