A look at new Leigh Academy school to be built on Blackheath Bluecoat site
A couple of weeks ago this site covered plans to demolish the former Blackheath Bluecoat school buildings. The site is currently being used by St Mary Magdalene school who are moving to Greenwich Peninsula this September.
With buildings being demolished, Leigh Academy will soon move onto the site. They are currently based at Victoria House on Shooters Hill Road.
Leigh Academy Blackheath are planning a temporary school for two years on site until new buildings are finished. This post looks at those new buildings.
The new school will be fully occupied by September 2024, when there will be 900
students in years 7-11 and 250 in sixth form. The old school had a capacity of 942.
The buildings are pretty low rise with a very modest main entrance. So sense of entering an esteemed institution here.
A 56-space car park is planned.
The building will have a central courtyard and there doesn’t appear much space for sports activity save for four tennis courts.
Here’s a look at the planned interior:
If approved pupils would move from temporary accommodation in stages until fully occupied by 2024.
The planning statement is 18/2233/F
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