Templemoor Infant and Nursery School Expansion Proposals

Closed 24 May 2022

Opened 18 May 2022

Overview

Trafford Council has a duty to provide school places for every child resident within the borough. This duty has been met by expanding a number of Primary Schools across the borough to meet local demand. Altrincham and Sale experience the greatest demand within Trafford, therefore, Trafford Council are now publishing a proposal for the physical expansion of Templemoor Infant and Nursery School to move the admission number from 60 (2 forms of entry) to 90 (3 forms of entry).

The Council held preliminary discussions with the School and then the School joined with Council Officers to consider submissions from 3 contractors before appointing Conlon Construction Ltd. and their associated architects, Bowker Sadler Architecture.  A series of meetings has been held to allow the School to participate in developing the proposal alongside Council Officers and the appointed Design and Build Contractor. 

Stakeholders were invited to the school on Tuesday 17 May 2022 and the informal consultation now continues online.

You are invited to comment on the proposed plans detailed below. Comments should be submitted by midnight Tuesday 24 May 2022.

The school currently admits 2 forms of entry (60 pupils) in each year group, 180 pupils in total, plus the Nursery with 26 full time or 52 part time places. The plan is to expand the school by 1FE to 3 FE or 90 pupils in each year group, 270 pupils in total, but the Nursery will remain at 26 places.

The proposed expansion at Templemoor Infant School would include the reconfiguration of the school entrance and hall extension as well as 2 additional classrooms to create EYFS block which will enhance the curriculum opportunities.

 

The Proposal

If the proposal goes ahead, a new single storey extension will be added to the current Nursery classroom block to create an Early Years Foundation Stage.

It will consist of 2 additional classrooms, intervention space, office, hygiene room and WCs.

The proposal includes an extension to the hall and the reconfiguration of some internal spaces to create a larger entrance area and additional group space for phonics.

Externally the staff car park will be expanded with a further 4 spaces and the playground will be extended.

As part of this proposal there is a desire to open a temporary vehicle entrance on James Street for the construction traffic and to maintain a pedestrian entrance once construction is complete to create a 3rd pedestrian entrance to school.

Proposed Timeline

Invitation to view plans                                                           17 May 2022

Proposed planning application submission                            June 2022

Start of construction (subject to planning approval)               January 2023

New building planned to open                                                September 2023

 

Proposed Plans

Please click below to view each of the following plans;

Plan 1 – Existing site plan

Shows the existing site layout with a red line denoting the site boundary.

Plan 2 – Proposed site plan

Shows proposed location of the new classrooms, entrance alterations, hall extension, extended playground, additional staff parking and new pedestrian entrance from James Street.

Plan 3 – Proposed Floor plan for Early Years Foundation Stage

Details the layout of the additional classrooms and associated spaces in the new extension.

Plan 4 – Proposed elevations for Early Years Foundation Stage

This plan details the elevations of the new classrooms from different angles showing relative height and scale.

Plan 5 – 3D visualisation of the Early Years Foundation Stage

This plan details a visualisation of the new classrooms from different angles.

Plan 6 – Existing elevations to main school

This plan shows the existing elevations to the main school building.

Plan 7 – Existing plan of main school

This plan details the existing layout of the main school building.

Plan 8 – Proposed plan of main school

This plan shows the proposed layout of the main school building, with proposals to the entrance area, hall extension and internal changes.

Plan 9 – Proposed front entrance alterations

This plan shows the proposed internal alterations and a 3D visualisation of what the entrance would look like.

Plan 10 – Proposed hall extension

This plan shows the proposed internal alterations and a 3D visualisation of that the hall glazing would look like.

Plan 11 – Location plan

This is a location plan of the site.

Plan 12 – Existing 3D massing – view 1

This plan is a 3D visualisation of the existing buildings and site.

Plan 13 - Existing 3D massing – view 2

This plan is another 3D visualisation of the existing buildings and site from a different angle.

Plan 14 – Proposed 3D massing – view 1

This plan is a 3D visualisation of the proposed buildings and site.

Plan 15 - Proposed 3D massing – view 2

This plan is another 3D visualisation of the proposed buildings and site from a different angle.

 

If you would like to express your views on the plans, please complete the following questionnaire or email school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk.  Alternatively you can write to Marilyn Golding, School Admissions, Trafford Council, Waterside House, Sale M33 7ZF. Comments should be submitted by midnight Tuesday 24 May 2022.

All comments and responses to this consultation will be published on this site after the consultation closing date.

The comments and responses will also be used as part of the informal consultation as evidence within the Planning Permission Submission.

There will be another opportunity to formally comment on the proposed plans when they are submitted via the planning portal.

What happens next

Responses to this consultation will be available on this site after the consultation closing date.

There will be another opportunity to formally comment on the proposed plans when they are submitted via the planning portal.