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St Johns Catholic Primary Planning Approved

We are pleased to announce that our St John's Catholic Primary School in Rickmansworth has achieved planning permission.
St Johns Catholic Primary Planning Approved

St Johns Catholic Primary Planning Approved

St John’s Catholic Primary school is a single form entry primary school in Rickmansworth. Part of the All-Saints Catholic Academy Trust the school is a key part of the local community. Unfortunately in 2022, a conditions survey revealed significant risk of building failure as a result of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). This material is considered to no longer be safe for use due to concerns about its structural integrity over time and is therefore no longer used in the construction trade.

Upon this discovery, the existing school was forced to move into temporary accommodation on the school sports field. After a successful application to be included in the DfE’s School Rebuilding Programme in 2023, Noviun architects and Tilbury Douglas were appointed by the DfE to design and delivery the replacement school building.

St Johns Catholic Primary Planning Approved

St Johns Catholic Primary Planning Approved

Three Rivers District Council have approved the plans for the replacement school building. Delivery of the proposal is at upmost importance for the Trust and local community, to remove an unsafe building from the site.  Additionally the new building will make significant steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the ASCAT estate, being net zero carbon in operation.

Congratulations to the entire design team on achieving planning permission. We are excited to see this important project move forward and we look forward to providing you with more information as the project progresses.

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