Green light for £9.25m school expansion plan

Architect impression Mandrell Road school

Plans to transform a derelict site in Brixton into a new £9.25 million expansion of Sudbourne primary school, have been given the go-ahead by Lambeth council planning.

The scheme will provide an additional 360 pupil places with the creation of a split site school.

The site on Mandrell Road will be the new location for juniors, with infants remaining at the existing school on Sudbourne and Hayter Roads.

The development, designed by HLM Architects, wraps around the site to create a central courtyard playground. A rooftop all-weather pitch maximises use of the urban site.

“Lambeth council identified the need for Sudbourne primary to expand to provide suitable accommodation to meet both modern standards and the projected demand for additional school places,” said HLM’s Luke Riggall.

“HLM was determined to come up with a design that reflects the school’s responsive learning approaches and provide a stimulating facility.”

Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite deputy council leader (children and young people), said: “Sudbourne primary is very much a local, community school and the designers have worked very closely and effectively with the school.”