Thinking Buildings have been working with Spencer Academies Trust and John Port Spencer Academy since 2018. We have helped develop a comprehensive Premise Development Plan (PDP) looking at expansion of the school to 2,100 11-16 pupils and 400 Post 16 students.
The site is complex, spread over a large area with many buildings as is more common to a university or college campus. The majority of the buildings are standalone and date from the mid 1960’s to early 2000’s. The expansion plans have been developed in a phased approach to lessen the burden on the school as construction work is carried out. Two phases have been completed so far, an extension to the leisure centre car park and reconfiguration of the art blocks to form additional teaching spaces.
Further phases are an expansion to the post 16 building, which we shared at the end of last year, and the science building which can be seen here. These two phases are currently being considered by South Derbyshire District Council under a reserved matters application.