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Levitt Bernstein completes 115 affordable homes in Croydon

[FIRST LOOK + DRAWINGS + DATA] Levitt Bernstein has unwrapped this £15 million housing development in Waddon, Croydon

Built around a shared courtyard and linear park, the £15 million development of family houses, and one, two and three bedroom apartments, is one of the first schemes to be delivered through the Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle joint venture.

The boundary houses and lower floors of the courtyard blocks are clad in charcoal coloured brick with a paler cream brick above on the street facing facades. Bay windows and recessed brick panels break up these elevations, with alternating coloured balconies used on the Purley Way facades.

The scheme is designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standard with a CHP energy centre serving the entire development. On site renewable energy is generated by photovoltaics and all homes are fully Lifetime Homes compliant.


West facing elevation of boundary housing

Architect’s view

Jo McCafferty, director, Levitt Bernstein

We have been delighted to be involved in this complex regeneration of four sites which have been carefully stitched together through comprehensive redevelopment. We believe this housing model provides a response to difficult semi‐suburban sites, where new neighbourhoods can be designed sensitively adjacent to low rise existing homes and yet achieve medium to high densities.’

Project data

Start on site March 2010
Date of completion September 2012
Total construction cost £15million (phase 1)
Form of contract Design and Build
Client Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle & Hyde Housing Association
Architect (residential elements) Levitt Bernstein
Landscape Architect Levitt Bernstein
Masterplanner Levitt Bernstein
Structural engineer Aecom
M&E engineer Aecom
Servies designer Imtech Meica
Main contractor Wates
Project manager John Laing

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