Plans for new teaching block at Woodroffe School

THE Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis has submitted a planning application for a new two-storey teaching block. 

The new block would be built on the sloping bank between the school’s playing courts and sports hall. Because of the steep incline, it would appear as a one-storey building from the sports hall and two storeys from the courts.

The development would be 512 square metres with a library resource centre, toilet, office, store and ancillary spaces on the ground floor, and three general classrooms, a small group room, toilet, office and a store on the upper floor.

The design, with a traditional form and repetitive glazing, would reflect the original Gothic Revival buildings on campus, whilst taking cues from materials found elsewhere on site and contemporary minimal detailing to create a new, modern building.

The application states: “The scale of the proposal will be in keeping with the character of the site and context.

“The building is to be of a similar mass and scale to the existing two-storey teaching blocks that form the school campus, allowing the building to integrate effectively into the site and not be overly prominent.”

The new development will not result in additional pupil or staff numbers.

The full application can be viewed online at

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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