£13m Croydon scheme begins on fire-damaged site

Work has started onsite for a £13m residential scheme in Croydon, set to bring 65 new homes to the London borough.

The new development will consist of 44 private homes, a mixture of one, two and three-bed units, along with 21 housing association flats.

London-based CPMG Architects is responsible for the delivery of the design, and construction is being undertaken by contractor Cube Construction on behalf of UK Land Assets Limited.

Located on a redevelopment site on the corner of The Waldrons and Davenant Road, the building is intended to provide regeneration and housing to the area. The project is based on previously fire-damaged land, where a listed building once stood.

Chris White, director for CPMG Architects, believes the unusual L-shaped design of the building, with varied storey heights, will greatly improve the aesthetics of the area. He explained:

“This scheme is an exciting development for Croydon, and one which we are proud to be supporting. The new development sits on a sloping site which has created an opportunity to maximise the available area. Over 30 per cent of the building will be dedicated to affordable housing, and when it is complete the development will also include roof gardens and green roofs on the stepped sections of the building.” He concluded: “The site has had its challenges in the past, but we’re well experienced in delivering projects of this scale and complexity, and I’m confident it will be a catalyst to further improvements in the area.”

The team behind the scheme includes M&E consultants, MEP Design and structural engineers MC-E. PMQS services have been carried out by MDA Consulting.

The development is expected to be completed by summer 2019, and will include nine three-bed, 29 two-bed, 19 one-bed and eight studio flats. Space for 67 bicycles will also be included, with 32 parking bays.