Planning Application for Bootham Science

Planning Application for Bootham Science

We are delighted to have submitted a Planning and Listed Building Application for the new science department at Bootham School, York.

The design includes 10 science labs, prep rooms, improved staff and reprographic facilities, a glazed entrance lobby and a biomass boiler.

The existing science department comprises 3 curtilage listed buildings of varying ages. Our scheme rationalises the circulation spaces between these to create a central glazed atrium. To the rear, we have proposed an extension incorporating a zinc-clad pitched roof, which reflects the scale and proportions of the existing chemistry building.

The school’s historic campus sits a stones throw from York Minster, just outside the city walls. As the scheme involves listed buildings, design development was complex and the Planning Application is the result of in-depth negotiations between squiresandbrown, the Planners and the Conservation Officer.