TPA were instructed by SKANSKA on behalf of Bristol City Council to support a planning application to provide a new secondary school for 1,220 pupils in Lockleaze, Bristol. The new school, which is to be delivered on behalf of Cathedral Schools Trust (CST), includes a 570 seater concert hall, drama studio, sports hall, Special Educational Needs centre, library, canteen and bespoke classrooms for a range of subjects.
The scope of work to support the planning application was varied and initially involved a detailed site visit to assess the site and the surrounding local transport network. Following this, the transport implications of the development proposals were considered, which included the preparation of access arrangement drawings, internal swept path analysis, forecasting parking demand and understanding servicing requirements.
Sustainable travel was a key consideration of the development proposals and therefore the scheme was designed in accordance with BREEAM transport credentials, with potential sustainable transport improvements that could be implemented also identified throughout the design evolution.
At the application stage, the proposal was supported by a comprehensive Transport Statement which addressed all of the highways and transport matters associated with the development.
Planning consent was granted in July 2019 and the school is currently under construction and due to open in September 2021.