Date posted: August 30, 2018
Planning permission has been granted for a series of developments which will transform Mary Hare School’s Snelsmore campus on the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centrepiece of the comprehensive estate rationalisation is a new state of the art primary school and boarding house which will bring together primary and secondary pupils on one campus for the first time.
Mary Hare is a specialist education provider for deaf children and young people. Planning permission has also been granted for a new business centre and conference centre which will co-locate Mary Hare’s commercial enterprises, including earmould manufacturing and hearing aid repair shop with educational facilities on the Snelsmore campus.
The campus is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the design team have worked closely with the local planning to ensure that the new primary school is sensitive to its landscape setting and will make a positive contribution to the campus. The building is low lying and takes advantage of the topography, nestling into the hillside.