proposed language school, the former masonic lodge, lake road, portsmouth

HRP have been appointed by their client Spinnaker College to design a new language college to promote the clients specialist status providing quality English language courses for overseas students.

An application for Planning Permission has been submitted for a new state of the art facility, which will have classrooms and associated offices over 3 floors. It also incorporates a recreational facility for the students with a roof terrace and green roof at 4th floor level, which offers exceptional views of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays development.

At ground floor level it is proposed to incorporate 2 restaurants, with one being for student use and the other being available to members of the public.

The application currently with the Local Authority achieves a good aesthetic solution to an important site within the City Centre, whilst maintaining good interaction and movement between the public and students using the college. A planning decision is expected late May 2011.

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