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Planning application submitted for three-storey building at Weston College

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33 20 November 2017

Weston College University Campus.

Weston College University Campus.

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Weston College has submitted a full planning application for a multi-functional three-story building at its university campus.

Weston College has submitted a full planning application for a multi-functional three-story building at its university campus.

College bosses hope to win permission to build a new health and active living skills centre at the Loxton Road campus.

The building will incorporate a sports hall, specialist teaching facilities, and additional car, cycle and pedestrian access.

The skills centre will focus on health and social care, early years, public services and sport curriculum and will consist of a new building and subsidiary areas.

The proposed site boundary in Loxton Road. The proposed site boundary in Loxton Road.

Proposals for external sports pitches form part of a separate planning application.

The college is looking to maximise connectivity between the separate parts of the new facility and the existing college campus.

A new footpath will run along the length of the building, parallel to the car park and will join existing footpaths within the campus.

The new facility will contain a sports hall, exercise room, health therapy room, science laboratories, community consultation rooms, staff work areas, reception and ancillary accommodation.

View Architects has been enlisted to oversee the project, and the building has a total gross internal floor area of 3,209sqm arranged over three floors.

Design proposals also revealed the car park will provide 19 additional parking spaces for college and visitor use and two disabled parking spaces.

In addition to 80 covered bicycle parking spaces, 52 uncovered spaces will be provided.

In the application, the college also stated that it aims to ‘minimise the impact of the development on the local and wider environment’ while ‘local community participation’ of the sites’ facilities is also planned.

Its design and access statement said: “To minimise the impact of the development the building is located as far from the road as possible and separated from the eastern perimeter of the site by the new car park... There will be no impact on existing trees, buildings or car parking.

“To reduce the scale and visual bulk of the building it has been designed with high performance flat roofs, and materials will be of high quality, ensuring the building retains its good appearance over time.”

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