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FCBS scoops planning for Bath school

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has won planning permission for a new junior base for The Royal High School in Bath

Backed by the Girls’ Day School Trust, the project will create a junior and nursery school on the newly-acquired Cranwell House site – a Grade-IIlisted mansion Bath’s James Wilson-designed built in the 1850s for local mayor Jerome Murch.

A new teaching block will be built alongside the house as part of the plans to relocate the juniors from the sindependent day and boarding schoolchool’s Lansdown Hill home.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios partner Richard Collis said: ‘The scheme was developed with, and supported by Council officers and statutory consultees all the way through the planning process and the proposals rightly deserved to be approved. We look forward to commencing works on site shortly and to providing a new home for the Royal High Junior School in Weston, Bath.’

The Royal High School, Bath head Rebecca Dougall added: ‘We are incredibly passionate about this project and are thrilled that we now have the green light to move ahead with giving Cranwell House a new lease of life and providing an inspirational new home for our Junior School.

‘Our inventive and sensitive scheme, developed hand-in-hand with our outstanding team of architects and consultants and founded on intensive research-led design, has received unambiguous support and exceeds key criteria in terms of conservation, highways, ecology and operation. Our plan is the optimum solution for the site and we are delighted that this has been recognised by the Development Control Committee.’

The project is due to start on site this autumn and is planned to complete in time for the start of 2013 academic year.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' new school for The Royal High School in Bath

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ new school for The Royal High School in Bath

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