Cowan & Co have successful secured planning approval from Ribble Valley Borough Council for a new infant classroom extension for Balderstone St Leonard’s C of E Primary School in Blackburn. The original school building dates back to the late 19th Century and is adjacent to St Leonard’s Church which is a Grade II Listed Building. The new classroom will provide a much needed additional teaching space catering for early years pupils. The works also include internal remodelling works to an existing teaching area at the centre of the existing school building to create additional storage and multi-purpose space.
The form of the new extension has been designed to complement the traditional existing school building. The new extension features a similar palette of materials to that of the existing building with rough hawn random coursed natural stonework and a new feature window and date stone to the south east elevation.
Work is expected to start on site in early Spring 2021.