Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hadrian Academy Secures Planning Consent

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

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We are delighted that Central Bedfordshire Council Planning Committee decided yesterday to approve two separate applications for extensions to Hadrian Academy in Dunstable. The meeting took place in the Council Chamber at Chicksands, and we were in attendance to put forward the views of the Academy in support of the applications.

This means that the Academy now has consent to improve the administration block and staff room by adding a first floor extension. In addition, they now also have permission to provide improved out-of-school facilities in the form of a new classroom, and an extension to the hall to enlarge the dining area.

Both applications were brought to the Committee for a decision because of a number of local concerns about parking and traffic management. However, the Committee was satisfied that parking issues were being adequtely addressed by the provision of more on-site spaces for teachers and visitors.

The Academy hopes to start work on at least one of the construction projects next year.

Lauren Winfield Joins the PCMS Design Team

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

LaurenLauren Winfield has recently joined the design team at our base in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. Lauren is undertaking a work placement with us as part of her BSc Architectural Technology and Design degree course at the University of the West of England in Bristol, and is currently working on some of our educational projects.

Lauren has always had an interest in architecture and building technology and hopes to find a career in architectural technology when she is fully qualified, with the possibility of teaching one day.

Lauren said “I’m looking forward to undertaking my placement year at PCMS Design and gaining knowledge of education design work, seeing a project through from start to finish.”