Planning granted for new residences at Loddon School

Date posted: October 7, 2019

ArchitecturePLB have enjoyed working with the Loddon School in Hampshire to design two new residential houses which have recently been granted planning permission by Basingstoke and Dean Council. The School provides year-round education and care for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders compounded by extreme and challenging behaviour and has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in all areas. This project is the first phase of a long term estate strategy developed by Peter Marsh Consulting Ltd which will enhance the school’s facilities to provide the most conducive environment for pupils and staff.

ArchitecturePLB has significant experience designing for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) requirements and the design team has worked closely with school representatives and Peter Marsh Consulting to ensure the designs create an enriching, safe, and secure environment for staff and students.

The project includes two new blocks, each housing up to a maximum of 6 pupils. These sit at a 90-degree angle to each other and anchor the corner of a new Village Green, which will act as a focal point to the campus and a unifying space between the various school buildings. Brick detailing on the asymmetric gable ends of the two blocks has been designed to reflect the detailed elements of the historic 1875 Main House.

The project recently went out to tender and is expected to start on site in the new year.