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Urban Projects Bureau's £1.8m Wandsworth school extension gets the OK

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Urban Projects Bureau has received planning consent for a new block to expand a school in south London

Wandsworth Council gave the green light to the £1.8 million proposals for the extension of Graveney Upper School on the site of a former family centre.

The 1,285m2 scheme will create nine classrooms, a learning resource space, offices, a toilet, circulation terraces and a roof-level observatory.

Constructed of rendered brickwork, with aluminium and timber framed glazing, the building will have perforated metal cladding and a spiral feature around the pop-up observatory.

A planning officer report to councillors noted that there were 2,066 students enrolled at the school, yet it only had a capacity of 1,990.

‘The school has a keen demand for more space in order to accommodate teachers and students,’ said the report. ‘Therefore the proposed development would cater to an identified need of the existing school.’

Urban Projects Bureau's Graveney School extension model

Urban Projects Bureau’s Graveney School extension model

Urban Projects Bureau’s Graveney School extension model

Project data 

Location Graveney School, London
Type of project Educational
Client Graveney School
Architect Urban Projects Bureau
Structural engineer Michael Barclay Partnership
M&E consultant EDP Environmental
Quantity surveyor AA Projects
Main contractor TBC
Funding £1.8 million
Tender date February 2018
Start on site date TBC
Completion date TBC
Gross internal floor area 825m2
Form of contract Design and build
Total cost TBC

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