PRESS RELEASE – Embargo 29th June 2018 00:01
DATE – 28th June 2018
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION LAUNCHED FOR TURING HOUSE SCHOOL
The project team behind plans to build a permanent home for Turing House School on Hospital Bridge Road have announced the timetable for their planning application. Since their appointment by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency), the main contractor – Bowmer & Kirkland, have brought together an expert team including architects, planners and transport consultants who have been working on the proposals ahead of the Turing House School planning application being submitted later this year.
Bowmer & Kirkland are now ready to share these draft plans and welcome feedback from the community. They will be holding a public exhibition on Friday 13th July, 3pm-8pm and Saturday 14th July, 10am-2pm at Whitton Methodist Church, Percy Road, TW2 6JL.
Edwin Sutton from Bowmer & Kirkland said, “We are delighted to be able to share our draft plans for Turing House School with the community. Having taken early soundings from officers at Richmond Borough Council we hope that local people will be reassured by the sympathetic placing of buildings and the retention of the majority of open space within the site.”
Colin Mackinlay, Head of Turing House School commented, “We are pleased to move forward with a carefully considered plan for our permanent home. We are aware that there have previously been concerns raised by some residents about the Hospital Bridge Road site which the project team will address through the consultation and in the planning application documents.”
A website for the project will be launched on Monday 2nd July at www.anewhomeforturinghouse.co.uk where members of the community can ‘Have Your Say’ on the plans. If you are unable to attend the exhibition the information provided will be available on the website after the events.
After reviewing the community feedback Bowmer & Kirkland aim to submit a planning application later this year. If Richmond Borough Council approve the proposals Turing House School plan to open on Hospital Bridge Road in September 2020.