Developers have overcome multiple challenges, including planning permission delays, to complete a brownfield redevelopment in Croydon, UK.
The ten-story, sixty-five unit residential tower, which includes some affordable housing, is located on a property that once served as the home of the local Sea Cadets. The developer and the architect hope that redevelopment of this formerly underutilized property will be a catalyst for additional regeneration projects in the area.
65 homes on brownfield site: professionals show how to do it Posted on April 17, 2020 by insidecroydon The site was occupied previously a listed building which, for many years, had served as the home of the local Sea Cadets. The old house was abandoned and became derelict, and in 2013 it was badly damaged by a fire in which a homeless man died. The ruins of what was already known locally as “the haunted house” were demolished shortly after. The building does not overlook any neighbours and has been built in an area where there are already four residential tower blocks. Amenity space between buildings has been preserved, and enhanced, rather than destroyed or built over.