Prospect House SEND School, Greater Manchester
Iceni Projects worked on behalf of Interserve Construction to bring forward a planning application that sought to redevelop the site of a former vacant school in Higher Blackley, demolishing the existing buildings and providing a modern fit for purpose special primary Free School.
Iceni Projects led a large project team across a six-month period, preparing the planning application and hosting a public consultation event across two days to engage the community with the proposals.
The school includes a one-storey building, external play areas, and car parking facilities, as well as a range of therapy and sensory spaces and a hydrotherapy pool, which will be available for hire by the local community.
Prospect House Primary Specialist Support School is a Local Authority commissioned special primary Free School. This is a specialist support school for children with severe or profound learning difficulties and associated additional needs. The development of the school will therefore address the increasing demand for Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) school places in the county and provide employment opportunities for local people across a range of roles, including specialist teachers and support staff.
Construction work is anticipated to commence in 2020 with the school due to open in the following September.