It truly is a horror of design and completely incongruous in all senses of the word.
St. Andrew's school - in my view - is much the best and most attractive feature on Roupell Street and is the only memorable building there the rest of the street seems to consist of 2up/2down Victorian terraced houses which would not be allowed to be built today.
I thought the residents believed the houses are poorly built and used that argument to have heavy traffic banned from Roupell especially HGVs in case the vibrations made the houses collapse.
I went to St. Andrew's in the 1940's when the courtyard had a block of lavatories or a shelter of some sort and therein and the removal of that and the opening up of the courtyard was a great improvement and still is and should not be
destroyed by noughts and crosses layouts.
It's really quite awful. It doesn't seem to fit in in any shape or form. The pointed bits are a different shape to the pointed bits of the school windows. If the bricks are modern made then they will neither fit in with the bricks of the houses, or the school. I will check the planning application and probably put in an objection to this design; I can't think of any reason to object to extending the building though.
I've looked at the plan. I'm really not sure why the architects thought that zinc cladding on the outside of the building is a suitable material to be used in Roupell Street, so I have put in a brief objection. On materials alone, this application should not be accepted; I just hope the planning team understand how much people like Roupell Street just the way it is.