Judge orders demolition of Scabal’s £1.5m ‘Hawksmoor nursery’

Scabal Architects' Spitalfields Christchurch primary school

Protestors triumph after long legal battle against East End school

A church court has ruled that Scabal Architects’ £1.3m Spitalfields nursery school must be torn down after heritage campaigners proved it was built unlawfully.

The decision, made on appeal, is the denouement of a long and bitter battle between the school authorities and a group of local protestors.

The judges gave the school until 2029 to find a new home for the facility, though the opponents haven’t ruled out trying to force the issue sooner than that.

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