Longton Lane Primary School Tilbury Douglas Construction p.planning docs

The 18,000 sq ft facility will replace the existing Longton Lane Community Primary School. Credit: via planning documents

Plans in for St Helens primary school overhaul

Longton Lane Community Primary School would be demolished and a fresh 18,000 sq ft facility built under proposals submitted to the council.

Tilbury Douglas Construction developed the plans for the St Helens primary school on behalf of the Department for Education.

Ellis Williams Architects designed the one- to two-storey building, which will be located off Longton Lane.

The ground floor would deliver two reception and four infant classrooms, totalling 3,500 sq ft of teaching space.

Plans for the ground floor also include a 1,600 sq ft main hall and 600 sq ft kitchen area.

Moving up, visitors would find eight 590 sq ft junior teaching rooms, including a specialised food tech area and studio.

Outside, pupils could enjoy two netball courts as well as a covered outdoor seating area.

Longton Lane Primary School sports Tilbury Douglas Construction p.planning docs

Two netball courts are included in the proposals. Credit: via planning documents

The scheme would increase the number of car parking spaces available from 26 to 32, and cycle spaces from eight to 54. Two disabled spaces would also be introduced.

The building is currently separated into two schools, measuring 13,000 sq ft and 12,000 sq ft. These buildings will remain until the new facility has been constructed.

ICENI is the scheme’s planning consultant. AJP is structural engineer and Tace is mechanical engineer.

To find out more about the plans for Longton Lane Community Primary School, search for application number P/2023/0155/FUL on St Helens Council’s planning portal.

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My old schools. Great to see investment in them, but is replacing two buildings totalling 25,000 sq ft with one of 18,000 sq ft really progress?
Also, and I know its only a matter of lining, but might a MUGA be better than an extra netball court?

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