Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to the £1.5m refurbishment and extension of Dovedale Primary School, the third of five schools being redesigned by K2 Architects for the local authority.
The total size of the school will be 39,000 sq ft, with a 3,000 sq ft extension.
Over recent years the school has experienced oversubscription as the number of young families in the local area has increased. The expansion will take the school from three forms to a four form entry.
In March 2015 the city cabinet committed to addressing the schools problems as part of its primary school basic needs strategy, with an investment of around £14m across the city.
The other primary schools which K2 has been appointed to redesign include St Anne’s and St Cleopas, which are currently on site, while St Silas and Smithdown are due for planning determination next month.
Kevin Horton, director of K2, said: ‘We recognised the challenges that expanding this site presented for the local residents, however we have worked tirelessly with the school’s governance, parents, children and local residents to ensure that our proposals gave the community a school which is now better than ever.”
Kier is the contractor. Flinders Chase provided transport planning advice.