Project

Lycee International de Londres Winston Churchill

French Education Property Trust

A distinctly contemporary refurbishment and alteration of the former Brent Town Hall, a 1930s Grade II listed building designed by Clifford Strange, comprises the Lycee International de Londres Winston Churchill. Following the departure of the London Borough of Brent from the Town Hall, its immediate reuse was a priority. Lichfields successfully secured planning permission and listed building consent for the change of use, refurbishment and extension of the listed building to form a new French international school – including primary and secondary education facilities for around 1,000 pupils.

Lichfields’ Heritage team successfully demonstrated that this heritage led scheme would secure the future use of this local landmark, through high quality sensitive repair and conversion. Importantly, the scheme was fully supported by both the Twentieth Century Society and Historic England.

The Lycee will meet the need for additional education facilities in Brent, in particular, the growing demand in London for an internationally focused education, where a multi-lingual curriculum is at the heart of teaching and learning. We were pleased to deliver the consents needed to transform the former Town Hall site and enable its continued use.

Neil Goldsmith, Senior Director, Lichfields

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