Planning approved for Barton Court
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Planning approved for Barton Court

Planning permission has been approved for our Barton Court School project in Canterbury, Kent.
The new school received unanimous planning approval by Kent County Council and will be developed on the former Chaucer Technology School site.
The video above shows an impression of what the new school will look like.
Barton Court School, part of the Barton Court Academy Trust, will cater for pupils aged between 11 and 19 years and will include a brand new building with accompanying sports block, multi-use games area (MUGA), grass sports pitches and extensive landscaping.

Included in the design, facilities will provide for catering technology, textiles, hair, beauty and therapy.

There will also be provisions for Art and 3D design, digital technologies, business and finance, IT and health and social care.

The internal design of the project has been developed around 4 central 3-storey atrium’s creating vertical connectivity as well as providing excellently lit central spaces.

Barton Court Planning Approved

A mix of robust and modern design features have been incorporated into the external composition of the building, ensuring a striking aesthetic for all users of the new School.

Students last left the Chaucer Technology site four years ago, leaving a mix of derelict buildings and rubble on the site.

Planning approved for Barton Court

Planning Approved for Barton Court

The former school opened on the site in Spring Lane in September 1967, where it has remained ever since.

Now that planning has been approved for Barton Court School, demolition works are to start in the next couple of weeks with an opening date scheduled for Year 7 pupils to attend the school in September 2021.

It’s another great milestone for the practice in our first year and sees another large education project approved for planning after our Mayfield School project was also approved recently.

Congratulations to all the design team on their hard work in getting this project approved and make sure to watch this space for further developments along the way.

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Andy is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice digital strategy.

Andy is heavily involved in the Information Management delivery within the office and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the management of information processes within a BIM environment on all projects across the practice.