In Education, Newcastle

DPP submits full planning application for a new one-storey school building with associated car parking, landscaping and outdoor play space and facilities, followed by demolition of the existing school buildings at Sugar Hill Primary School, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

On behalf of Tilbury Douglas and the Department for Education, DPP have submitted a full planning application for the construction of a new one-storey school building, which will be followed by demolition of the existing school buildings at Sugar Hill Primary School, in order to deliver modern and fit-for-purpose teaching facilities.

Designed by Howarth Litchfield (HLP), the new school building will be splayed across one-storey which seeks to achieve passive supervision of the open space and playing fields through cross-views from across each wing. The new school building will be constructed to the rear of the existing school buildings, whilst maintaining sufficient distance between them to ensure construction works can be undertaken safely without disruption to the existing school.

Construction of the new school building is therefore proposed to comprise the first phase of works, and pupils will then be decanted into the new building once completed followed by demolition of the existing school buildings to ensure minimal disruption to pupils’ education.

The existing access points and parking areas off Sheraton Road will be maintained as part of the Proposed Development, and the existing MUGA will be retained alongside the memorial garden and outbuilding. A hard and soft landscaping scheme is proposed to integrate the new building into the existing character of the area, which will include outdoor play areas, trim trail, outdoor classroom science/nature garden, and secure covered cycle parking facilities.

Kayleigh Dixon, Associate Director at DPP

DPP are delighted to be involved with this scheme which will see the delivery of replacement modern and fit-for-purpose teaching facilities at Sugar Hill Primary School, which will seek to be net zero carbon in operation in alignment with the UK Government’s ambition of Net Zero Carbon by 2050, alongside the Durham County Council’s declaration to combat the Climate and Ecological emergencies.

Image: Howarth Litchfield Architects.

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