Bovis Lend Lease due to begin work on two school overhauls next year

Bovis Lend Lease has been given the green light to begin the £70m redevelopment of two secondary schools in Wandsworth, south-west London.

Detailed applications for Southfields Community College and Burntwood School in Tooting were approved last week by the council’s planning committee.

The schemes were among the last to receive funding under Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme before it was scrapped in the summer.

They aim to improve the outdated facilities and will increase capacity at both sites to help meet rising demand for school places.

Work is expected to start in spring next year with both projects scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

Planning application committee chairman Councillor Nick Cuff said: “These outdated schools will be totally transformed and decked out with first class teaching facilities. The added capacity will help meet growing demand for secondary school places in our borough and ensure local students benefit from the very best learning environment.”


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