Listed building consent granted for Bournemouth and Poole College

Planning and listed building consent has been granted for the demolition of several existing poor quality structures and the erection of a major new building – together with the laying out of a new greenspace – at the Bournemouth and Poole College, Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth.

tor&co provided planning and heritage services and submitted the planning and listed building consent applications. The scheme has been designed by Kier Construction’s project design team in close consultation with the Department for Education, Bournemouth and Poole College and BCP Council.

The layout, scale, massing and appearance of the new block has been strongly influenced by the need to respect and enhance the setting of the heritage assets of the site. It was considered by the planning case officer that the less than substantial harm to the heritage assets was “significantly” outweighed by the public benefits stemming from the scheme. These comprise an enhanced educational offer in a highly sustainable town centre location and the ongoing preservation of listed buildings.

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