The application consists of the demolition of a single storey link building between the main blocks of the school, & the construction of a) and extension, (in its place), to the existing school (area 1820sqm) and b) a new two storey PE hall & ancillary accommodation block to the south of the site (area 1030sqm) with external store (area 50sqm). The total new build area is 2900sqm. The proposed extension (a) is a four storey building comprising entrance hall, administration areas, library, classrooms, guidance room, religion suite, arts rooms, technical graphics room, ancillary accommodation, & associated external play area, external store & external covered area. The proposed PE block (b) comprises PE hall, fitness suite, entrance & ancillary accommodation. The new buildings (extension, PE block & store) will be finished in brickwork with pitched membrane roofs & aluminium glazing. Permission is also sought for the replacement of windows in the existing buildings with new aluminium windows & for recladding the existing buildings in insulated render with mineral paint finish. Existing buildings will be refurbished internally. New fencing, gates & additional planting will be provided to parts of the site perimeter. 34 staff car parking spaces will be provided with new gates & existing entrances onto Marine Road. Permission is also sought for (c) four additional temporary single storey classroom units (area approx 180sqm) to be located in front of the existing school & one temporary stairs to the front of the building, to assist in the phased construction of the school. All temporary accommodation will be removed upon completion of the project.
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