School transformation moves up a grade

The first phase of work is due to begin this summer for enhanced sixth form facilities, a bespoke music block, loft conversion and courtyard infill to meet growing classroom demand at a high-achieving secondary school in Surrey.  Planning permission was granted to Guildford County School at the end of 2023 for further development of the site, marking the next stage in a masterplan to transform the school estate.

Motion assisted the project architects, Lytle Associates, with drainage, flood-risk, highways and travel planning support.  The team helped to promote sustainable travel at the school with proposals for additional covered cycle stores and parking, for use by both staff and pupils.

Enhanced provision for cyclists

Sara Waterfield, Director at Lytle Associates, explains, “The school’s town-centre location means journeys to the site were already sustainable, but Motion saw the opportunity to enhance provision for cyclists and actively promote cycling.  This offered an added benefit for the project, the school and the wider community.”

Sara adds, “We have worked with Motion on many school projects over the years, and the team can be relied on to provide pragmatic, helpful and proactive advice.  It is great to be able to recommend a local consultant who we know will match our standards of service.”  

Image credit: © Lytle Associates

An abridged version of this article first appeared in Issue 25 of Insight

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