Major plans have been submitted for the phased demolition of six existing buildings and the construction of five linked building blocks up to four storeys in height at Stanmore College.
The purpose of the redevelopment is to create new educational facilities for students along with the construction of sustainable and modern buildings, featuring advanced facilities such as a state-of-the-art gym, health and wellbeing studios, and dance/yoga studios, all accessible to the community.
The applicant for this project is represented by Bouygues UK, and the agent overseeing the application is Bethan O’Sullivan from Montagu. The proposed location for the redevelopment is Stanmore College Elm Park, situated at Harrow, Stanmore, HA7 4BQ.
The application is valid until 15th January 2024, the timeframe within which a decision is expected to be reached.
The plans will involve the demolition of the following buildings, which are named after trees – Oak, Elm, Spruce, Rowan, Willow, and the Boiler building. The approach of tackling one building at a time aims to mitigate any potential disruptions during the process.
A spokesperson for Stanmore College said, “The Department for Education has recognised the College as a significant asset to Harrow and is willing to invest in making it a first-rate facility for students in North-West London.
“The College has long-term aspirations to grow and improve its facilities for students, teachers, and the wider community. With support from the Department for Education and our development partners Bouygues UK, we are looking to redevelop the existing buildings to provide high-quality teaching and sports facilities, and new amenity spaces for the community we serve.”
The addition of new classrooms aims to enhance the overall learning environment, complemented by a central courtyard offering outdoor teaching spaces and dining areas.
A dedicated entrance and exit on Elm Park, along with new hair and beauty salons for vocational courses and community use, are part of the envisioned developments. The project also includes provisions for 80 car parking spaces, 80 cycle spaces, and the implementation of sustainability measures like solar panels and natural ventilation.
Notably, a focus on inclusivity is evident with plans for accessible and sensory facilities to support Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, aiming to eliminate barriers to educate.
Stanmore College Principal, Annette Cast, told Harrow Online, “We are delighted to confirm that our application has been submitted to the London Borough of Harrow. Should the application be approved by early 2024, our construction team are ready to commence works in Spring 2024 and we aim to have the new College completed and ready to open for students, staff, and the community during Summer 2027”.
Should you have any questions on the plans for the College or the consultation, you can contact email@example.com or call 0207 871 3565.
Harrow Online will continue to monitor the progress of this project and provide updates when further information becomes available.