PLANS to refurbish a girls’ school in High Wycombe have been approved.

Bucks Council has permitted a series of upgrades of the Abbey Building at Wycombe Abbey School.

Plans include the replacement of some timber wall panelling, the formation of an opening to the adjacent anteroom, and some alterations to a storage and corridor area behind and below the Shelburne Pew.

It also details the replacement of some fire doors, the relocation of some honour boards, repairs to ceiling hatchments, new lighting, heating, fire detection and audio-visual systems, and also general redecoration.

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“The works are restricted to the interior of the hall, known as ‘Big School’,” documents state.

Adding: “The proposals aim to upgrade the quality and functionality of the Big School space, to be carried out alongside previously-consented works to remove asbestos contamination and install a replacement floor.”

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