dha planning secures permission for the new Brompton Academy in Gillingham
The Brompton Academy opened in 2010 and operates from the existing purpose built building created in the 1950’s. The school currently accommodates 1200 students and it hopes to attract 1400 students post redevelopment. Adjacent to the school lies The Youth House which was run by Medway Council but located on land adjacent to and owned by the Academy. The Youth House forms part of the application site for the new development and will be replaced by the new Academy.
As part of the redevelopment, all of the existing school buildings will be replaced by the new building, except for the existing reception building which is to be retained. This attractive building was built within the last 5 years and will undergo some light internal refurbishment to enable its use as a teaching area within the overall scheme.
DHA worked with BAM Construction, Nicholas Hare Architects and The Landscape Partnership as well as other technical consultants to secure full planning consent for the demolition of the existing school buildings at Brompton Academy and the erection of a new Academy and associated facilities.
The Brompton Academy site is located within the Brompton Lines Conservation Area and adjacent to a proposed World Heritage Site. A number of listed buildings and a scheduled monument are also located in close proximity. The design team worked hard to ensure the proposed building and layout of the new academy took full account of these designations and ensured an acceptable impact on each.
Medway Planning Committee granted planning permission on 3rd August 2011.