Planning Approval for Section 75 School / by Craig Heap

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We are pleased to receive planning approval for a new build primary school for BAE Systems at Dargavel Village.

The 2 stream primary school is a Section 75 obligation as part of BAE’s masterplan for transforming the former Royal Ordnance Factory site into a thriving community with around 4000 homes.  

Working closely with BAE Systems as developer and CASS Associates as Masterplanners and Planning consultants, our role initially required us to develop the school brief to satisfy the Section 75 agreement and meet education planning legislation.  A series of design workshops with Renfrewshire Council allowed the design concept to be refined to satisfy the needs of both BAE Systems, as developer, and Renfrewshire Council, as end user.

The school is due to be handed over to Renfrewshire Council in 2021.