Terence Conran’s architecture and design practice has submitted plans for a new primary school in West Ealing.
The application by Conran and Partners forms the latest phase of the £155million masterplan for the Green Man Lane neighbourhood in West Ealing which is backed by Rydon and housing association A2Dominion.
If approved, the new primary school will be built on land next to the existing 1970s facility which will be demolished to make way for 92 new homes. The new school will cater for 630 pupils, and have 100 nursery places
Lee Davies, director of Conran and Partners and the architect of the new Green Man Lane community, said ‘We’ve spent a lot of time listening and developing ideas in partnership with the school to give pupils and staff something that both reflects and adds to the great vibrancy and energy of its community.
‘A natural palette of quality materials will match the school’s desire for a building to provide a true backdrop for the colour and vibrancy of the children and their work.’
The entire five-phase scheme, including the school, will provide a mix of more than 700 one to four bedroom homes, an art café, community centre, eco-friendly energy centre, cafés and public parks, play areas and landscaped piazzas.
Davies added: ‘Much of what we have done is getting back to the basics that make for strong community living. This next phase will build on that work even further.
“For things to change in Green Man Lane, not just the environment but the perception of living there also had to change. The school will play a part in that change of perception and the sense of a rebirth of an area and a community.’