Monday 16 October 2006 7.14pm
It's going to be all go along this bit of Harper Road
not too far in the future as not only are they rebuilding the school, but they will be demolishing the very tatty two-storey block of flats between Symington House and Harper Road
and will be building a whole load of flats to rehouse people from the Heygate estate. There are plans (but no application)about this on the Elephant and Castle website, and the new flats will be right next to the enlarged school site.
When i last heard about the plans Future Systems were still the architects, and they had developed a plan for the site which would minimise the need for moving bodies, by avoiding the area where most of the bodies are. There's going to be a big U shaped school building around the central hall (which is being kept and refurbished) with the back of the U being pretty much along Deverell street.
The new school will cover all ages from nursery to leaving age. They're keeping the old victorian primary school building and will move the nursery from the building on the Lawson estate on to the Geoffrey Chaucer site.
Hope this is helpful