White City Schools complex plans emerge

white city schoolsLB Hammersmith & Fulham are developing plans for a multi-school complex in White City.

Under the plans, Cambridge special school will move to the Bryony Centre, next to the Phoenix High school campus. The new building would aim to meet the needs of  a 21st century school, with integrated community services such as adult education and youth services.

The £8.5 million project will see the Bryony adult learning centre moving to the Paragon site on Australia Road in White City. Their vacated site will then be used to create both a state-of-the-art community education centre and to build a new home for Cambridge School, currently based in Hammersmith.

Plans are also being put together to create a community café for local residents. It will be used as a training kitchen for young people and adult learners to give an added opportunity to develop really useful life skills.

This new education complex is a major part of our vision for transforming secondary and special education across the borough, explains Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh. White City will get vastly improved school buildings, but it is more than that. Our vision is to open up our schools outside the normal school day so that families and local residents also benefit from this huge investment in facilities.

Consultation with local residents on a planning brief for the Phoenix campus took place last year. A planning application for the Bryony site is likely to be submitted in early June.

As part of the wider Schools of Choice programme, Phoenix High school has also begun work on creating a brand-new sixth form centre designed by Bond Bryan.


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