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Feilden Fowles reveals £4.9m revamp for Crystal Palace Park college

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Up-and-coming practice Feilden Fowles has unveiled proposals to revamp two sites run by outdoor-education provider Capel Manor College in Crystal Palace Park, south-east London

The £4.9 million regeneration project for the college, which specialises in teaching animal care, horticulture, arboriculture and garden design, is being funded by London’s Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).   

The scheme will overhaul existing outdoor learning sites, replace current classroom facilities and create two dedicated teaching buildings in the park.

The 50-year-old college, which has its main base at Bulls Cross in Enfield, north London, said the 2,970m² project was part of its ‘ambition to create an outstanding land-based education and training facility’ in Crystal Palace.

The scheme is due for completion in 2019.

Project data

Gross internal floor area 2,970m²
Value £4.9 million
Client Capel Manor College
Architect Feilden Fowles
Project manager Fusion Project Management
Planning consultant Lambert Smith Hampton
Structural engineer Structure Workshop
M&E consultant OR Consulting
Quantity surveyor BWA
BREEAM consultant Scott White and Hookins
Funding London’s Economic Action Partnership (LEAP)

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Readers' comments (1)

  • This is the second project featured in the AJ in as many days with a section of external wall that appears at first sight to have been left unclad - but whereas Annabelle Tugby's house design has clearly been sensibly detailed, Fielden Fowles' large area of seemingly exposed timber stud wall clearly needs very careful design if the risk of future maintenance headaches is to be avoided.
    Nit-picking? - think of the Dartington Primary School disaster.

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