New Classroom Block for Biggleswade Academy

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Biggleswade Academy sign #2 cropped

Good news was received yesterday by Biggleswade Academy. The state–funded school for children aged 2-13 years has just received planning permission from Central Bedfordshire Council to build three new classrooms.

PCMS Design was involved from the initial stages of the project, liaising with all stakeholders to arrive at a design everyone was happy with. We then prepared and submitted a planning application for approval.

There is a need for additional accommodation for pupils with effect from September this year, and so the plan is to have the new classroom block ready to move into by then.

The aspiration was to place the new classrooms close to the existing school buildings. We found a suitable location, but a modular unit currently sits on the site, so this will be removed, and an outdoor swimming pool will also be filled in to provide more space.

Construction works are due to begin in the next few months and will continue throughout the spring and summer. PCMS Design will be preparing the tender pack and then acting as Principal Designer and Project Manager throughout the build.