Green light for schools' new buildingsBy Mike Pyle
October 17, 2008
Schools were the big winners last night after the council’s planning committee gave permission for a brand new school building and a new sixth-form block.
By 2010 Garth Hill College in Sandy Lane, will have a state-of-the-art three-storey building next door to the existing school, which will eventually be knocked down.
The new school will allow an extra 350 pupils to attend and will be made up of four V-shaped buildings set around an open plan central construction.
Largely white, the buildings will be decorated with colourful panels.
Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne was given permission to build a new sixth form centre on land next to the existing school to replace the current sixth-form facility.
Headteacher at the Grant Road school Bob Elsey said: “We are very excited at the prospect of a new, purpose built, state-of-the-art sixth-form centre for our students.
“We are delighted that the planning committee unanimously agreed that the project should go ahead.”
The new centre will match the most recently built section of the school and will cater for the needs of the 213 sixth form pupils.
The original building was built in the 1970s when 60 pupils were in the sixth form.
Both schools has their applications approved last night at a meeting of Bracknell Forest Council’s planning and highways committee.