£13m residential scheme starts onsite of former fire-damaged site 

Work has started onsite for a £13 million residential scheme in Croydon that will 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 – and 21 housing association flats.

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

Located on a prominent redevelopment site on the corner of The Waldrons and Davenant Road, the building will provide much-needed regeneration and housing to the area, where a former listed building once stood.

Chris White, director for CPMG Architects said the unusual L-shaped building with varied storey heights would greatly improve the aesthetics of the area.

“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,” he explained.

“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.

“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 be included with 32 parking bays.