View of the updated scheme looking towards Golden Lane from the west

 

 

Welcome to the City of London Corporation’s Consultation Website for the redevelopment of the former site of the Richard Cloudesley School, Golden Lane.

 

The City Corporation is proposing regeneration of the site on Golden Lane to deliver a new school, City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI), for 420 pupils with 38 nursery spaces. The scheme will also provide 66 much-needed homes for social rent. The new school and housing will be for both the City of London and London Borough of Islington residents.

 

The City of London Corporation has submitted a planning application to the City of London and London Borough of Islington.

 

You can view the applications online.

 

For City of London residents, click here and search for planning application reference: 17/00770/FULL.

 

For London Borough of Islington residents, click here and search for planning application number: P2017/2961/FUL.

 

THE SITE

The site sits across the boundary between the City of London and London Borough of Islington.

It is partly within the St Luke’s Conservation Area and neighbours the Golden Lane Estate, which is a Grade II listed post-war era Housing Estate.

 

In the late 1960s, the site became home to the Richard Cloudesley School, an outstanding school for pupils with physical disabilities and additional sensory needs. The School has now vacated the site and moved into more modern, purpose-designed buildings on Whitecross Street and Prebend Street.

 

The existing buildings on-site are ageing and there is not enough outdoor space to meet the modern requirements for school buildings.

 

The site in its surrounding context

 

THE PROPOSALS

Through careful spatial planning, the redevelopment will realise the site’s potential and deliver a new primary school as well as much-needed homes.

Both the new school and homes will be for residents of the City of London and London Borough of Islington.

 

  • The proposals include:
  • A ground plus two storey school for 420 pupils
  • A nursery for 38 children
  • 66 new homes, all for social rent, in a new ground plus 13 storey building
  • High-quality landscaping and greenery
  • Sustainably built and maintained buildings
  • Outstanding design.

Redevelopment of the site will allow the new school buildings to make the best use of the site.

 

COLPAI's facilities include:

 

  • A large ground plus part one storey hall
  • Versatile, multi-purpose outdoor and rooftop play spaces
  • State of the art classrooms and facilities.

 

For more information, please visit www.colpai.org.uk.

consultation documents:

Hawkins/Brown Consultation Report

18/04/2017

February Exhibition Boards

23/02/2017

Indicative view of City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) from Baltic Street West

NEXT STEPS

The City of London Corporation has submitted a planning application to the City of London and London Borough of Islington for the redevelopment of the former site of the Richard Cloudesley School.

 

 

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The proposals include a new 420-place primary school, City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI), a 38-place nursery and 66 residential units for social rent. The new school and housing will be for both the City of London and London Borough of Islington residents. The existing buildings on-site are ageing and do not meet the modern requirements for school buildings. There is great potential to accommodate new, much-needed educational facilities and housing.

 

Key Benefits:

  • A new two-form entry primary school and nursery
  • New high-quality homes for social rent
  • Increased employment and training opportunities in the construction sector
  • Improvements to the site’s connection with surrounding streets
  • Restored street front on Golden Lane with increased natural surveillance.

 

The City Corporation began a programme of community engagement and consultation in January 2017. The consultation included meetings with political and community stakeholders as well as public exhibitions. All comments received during this period of consultation have been discussed in detail by the project team and taken on-board where possible and has led to a revised scheme.

 

Key Changes:

  • Altered massing of the residential building
  • Reconfiguration to the distribution of units in the residential building
  • Location and height of the school hall
  • Maintained planted boundary with the allotments
  • Increased level of sustainable elements
  • Green sedum roofs
  • Removal of access point from the Basterfield access road
  • Greening to the access road boundary.

 

You can view the applications online.

 

For City of London residents, click here and search for planning application reference: 17/00770/FULL.

 

For London Borough of Islington residents, click here and search for planning application number: P2017/2961/FUL.

 

If you would like to make representations, you can either comment on the application online or, depending on your address, write to:

City of London Planning Department

 

The Department of the Built Environment
City of London
PO Box 270
Guildhall
London EC2P 2EJ

 

plans@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

London Borough of Islington Planning Department

 

Planning

London Borough of Islington

222 Upper St

London N1 1XR

 

planning@islington.gov.uk

 

 

 

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CONTACT US

If you would like to get in touch with the project team or have any questions, please contact Jessica Stewart at Comm Comm UK.

 

020 7125 0421     jessicas@commcommuk.com

 

25 Frith Street, London, W1D 5LB

 

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