Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry by Sheppard Robson
[IMAGES + PLANS + VIDEO] Sheppard Robson has just been awarded planning permission for a new Academy in Hillfields, Coventry
The 14,788m² proposal will provide accommodation for 1,050 secondary school pupils and 300 post-16 year old students in a split-site Academy, located on opposite sides of the Primrose Hill Street. The new academy will replace the Sidney Stringer School, which is to be pulled down.
As part of a masterplan, Sheppard Robson will provide a contemporary public, civic and private academy, enhancing and optimising the surrounding public space.
Construction will commence later this month.
Architects: Sheppard Robson, London
Location: Primrose Hill Street, Coventry
Type Of Project: School
Project Architect: Louise Merrett (Associate)
Client: the Authority
Start on site date: November 2009
Contract duration: completion expected summer 2011 for the academy buildings and March 2012 for the academy grounds and sports hall.
Funding: Sponsors - Coventry City College, Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Jaguar Land Rover
Gross internal floor area: 13,464m²