WORK has completed on £13m residential scheme in Croydon, bringing 65 new homes to the London borough.
The Waldrons scheme includes nine three-bed, 29 two-bed, 19 one-bed and eight studio flats, with over 30 per cent of the homes being dedicated to affordable housing.
The development also includes roof gardens and green roofs on the stepped sections of the building, space for up to 67 bicycles and 32 parking bays. London-based CPMG Architects has been responsible for the delivery of the design, which was constructed by contractor Cube Construction on behalf of UK Land Assets Limited.
Located on a prominent site on the corner of The Waldrons and Davenant Road, the building provides much-needed regeneration and housing stock to the area, previously home to a listed building.
Chris White, director at CPMG Architects said: “It’s a common requirement that more affordable housing is needed throughout the UK, especially in London. We’re proud to be part of the ongoing development in the Croydon area, but we’re especially happy that a large proportion of this new development is dedicated to affordable housing and will help support the local community.
“Thanks to the sloping nature of this site, the design team have been able to really maximise the area through the creation of an unusual, L-shaped building with varied storey heights, greatly improving the aesthetic of the area. We’ve made the most of the physicality of the building, creating green spaces on the stepped sections to embed community into the heart of the development by providing communal spaces for residents to use and enjoy together.
“We’re confident that the people moving into the housing here will be really happy with the environment created, and that this scheme will be a catalyst for further investment and redevelopment in the area.”
Andrew Crainey of UK Land Assets Limited said: “We are really proud to have been working alongside CPMG on such a fantastic project. Not only has the scheme provided affordable housing for local people, but we hope that the development of this once under- utilised site will make a huge improvement to the area and inspire future regeneration projects in Croydon.”
The design team consisted of project manager and cost consultants Gleeds, CPMG as architects and interior designers, structural engineers Curtins and M&E consultants CPW with G F Tomlinson acting as main contractors. The delivery team also consisted of M&E consultants MEP Design and structural engineers MC-E.
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