Green light for Green Man Lane school
Mon 15 June 2015, 10:36 am
Ealing Council has granted planning permission for a primary school to be built at the Green Man Lane estate – a £155 million regeneration project by joint developers Rydon and A2Dominion.
St John’s Primary School will be based on land next to the existing school of the same name, which will remain open until the new building opens for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year.
Ealing Council is providing funding for the project and releasing the current school site to Rydon and A2Dominion for development, where 55 private sale homes will be built.
When full, the new building will provide places for 630 pupils – 210 more than the existing facility – as well as an expanded 100-place nursery and provision for 25 pupils from across the borough with speech and language difficulties. There will also be a rooftop play area as part of the three-storey development.
Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Ealing Council is committed to providing a good quality education for local children and this investment in the rebuild and expansion of St John’s Primary is the latest in a long line of projects designed to ensure that we have sufficient places to meet the needs of our growing population.
“Our children and school staff deserve the best and the designs of two of our local schools were recently judged amongst the best in London by the Royal Institute of British Architects. I am pleased to say that the St John’s project is following in their footsteps with plans for an innovative rooftop playground design and a modern and bright learning environment."