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Bedford School, New Academic Building

Bedford School
9,211 sq m
£24m (project)

Our client wished to create a purpose-built academic building to provide additional classrooms for maths, economics, and computer sciences.

The existing classrooms had been declared not fit for modern day teaching methods and the brief was to create 21 state-of-the-art formal teaching spaces by demolishing the existing Victorian villas to make way for FTS.

We reviewed the previous designs, and what they had tried to achieve, along with the heritage officer’s comments, and together with Sterling Prize award-winning architect, Niall McLaughlin Architects, came up with a planning strategy for a well-designed building in a conservation area whilst identifying the significance of its surrounding buildings.

The design we submitted revealed views of the Grade II Listed building and received positive feedback from the conservation officer at pre-app stage.

Full planning permission, with no objections, within the statutory deadlines was achieved for a building that our client didn’t think they could get permission for.

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Billy Palmer

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From universities and schools to residential developments and even sports stadia – Billy has worked on schemes across a wide range of asset types.

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