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Refurbishment of a partly derelict 1930’s Grade II listed technical college building for new use as a secondary school to include retention of main original listed building with a new 3-storey teaching wing & purpose built sports hall.
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The history of the Queensway Campus in Ponders End
Originally designed as Enfield Technical College by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Architect’s Department, the Queensway Campus in Ponders End was later used by Middlesex University and had remained derelict for a number of years. In 2008 CHAT Academies purchased the site to house Heron Hall Academy across approx. 35,500 sqm of floor space.
The 1930s Broadbent Building and Gymnasium are Grade II Listed and the Caretaker’s Cottage has been highlighted as being of historical significance in relation to the listed buildings by the 20th Century Society.
The Broadbent is a three storey building with a six storey tower positioned centrally within the front of the building. It has been extended and altered and is located to the west of the site.
The gymnasium lies to the east of the Broadbent building and the Caretaker’s Cottage is located within the north west corner of the site. The McCrae, Roberts and Pascal buildings were constructed at a later stage between the 1950’s and 1970’s.
The Trust successfully applied for the conversion of the existing Broadbent building to an eight form entry 3 secondary academy with a 480 pupil sixth form to provide a total capacity of 1680 students. The project involved the refurbishment of the existing caretaker's house, Broadbent building and gymnasium, the erection of a new three storey teaching block to the south of the Broadbent building, erection of a sports hall with changing facilities to the south of the gymnasium together with demolition of the rear workshops, courtyard infill and attached single storey buildings and demolition of McCrae, Roberts and Pascal buildings, construction of a multi-use games area (MUGA), hard court area, car park with two coach parking / drop off zones, additional vehicular access to Queensway and associated landscaping.