dulwich hospital site secures planning permission
03 January 2017
For the past 20 years the Dulwich Community Hospital has been preparing for regeneration and this month we secured planning permission to convert the site into a Secondary School and a Health Centre.
Working alongside Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects we are transforming the majority of the site in to a school for 1680 pupils aged 11-18. The proposed school will open in September 2017 and will include a refurbished Chateau as the entrance building which is set back from East Dulwich Grove behind a line of protected existing London Plane trees. Proposed buildings are provided for teaching, sports and dining.
Our ambition has been to create a unifying campus feel with feature spaces for events, work and play. Within the line of established boundary trees we are creating outdoor social areas which consist or feature lawns for watching events take place in the playing courts, a school square framed with terraced steps at the heart of the campus which has capacity to hold outdoor assemblies and bespoke furniture providing plenty of opportunities for face to face interaction.
For the Health Centre we are working with Murphy Philipps Architects who will be providing state of the art clinical accommodation within a flexible and therapeutic environment. As landscape architects we are providing a civic entrance space to provide a presence from East Dulwich Grove and carefully considered parking arrangements and boundary treatments. Being landscape architects for both schemes has allowed us to design a site wide campus that has been praised by Southwark Council.