Bury approves Radcliffe SEN school extension
ISG Construction can now progress with its plans to create an additional classroom block at Millwood Primary off School Street, increasing the institution’s capacity from 170 to 240 pupils.
Bury Council followed officer recommendations to approve ISG’s plans to extend the Radcliffe SEN school at a planning meeting on Tuesday.
The Bradshaw Gass & Hope-designed project intends to meet the growing demand for placements at the special primary through the provision of seven new classrooms, a library, and a multi-purpose hall.
Plans include the creation of two general classrooms, a sensory integration room, and a rebound room.
These facilities will be housed in a new-build block alongside an expanded car park on the existing school site. A total of 19 extra car parking spaces will be delivered, taking the total to 134.
Plans have been developed in line with Bury Council’s SEND sufficiency strategy. This strategy aims to respond to “the lack of sufficient maintained specialist provision” in the borough, according to a planning statement submitted by Lambert Smith Hampton.
Work is expected to commence in March on the scheme, due to complete in early 2025. The existing school building will remain operational throughout construction.
In addition to LSH and BG&H, the project team also includes Curtins, Treestyle Consultancy, LK Group, STROMA, Blackfryers Consultants, and Ridge.
To learn more about the proposals, search for application number 70195 on Bury Council’s planning portal.