The Oakwood Group negotiated the purchase of this site, on a subject to planning permission basis, amidst strong competition from other residential developers.
The site is located on the eastern side of Addiscombe Grove and is currently occupied by a pair of semi-detached properties which are in use as Office accommodation.
The proposed development will replace the existing low quality commercial space with a purpose built commercial unit (Class B1), in addition to optimising the Site to deliver 74 high quality residential units within the Croydon Opportunity Area and Croydon Metropolitan Centre.
The scheme has been sympathetically designed with 21st Century living firmly in mind and will represent the very best in modern urban architecture. All of the residential accommodation is well-appointed, with each dwelling benefitting from some form of private amenity.
The use of a simple, high quality brick and glass palette is proposed for the façade in order to unify the building’s composite parts and reflect a wider Croydon vernacular. The depth of the building has also been addressed through the introduction of a folded middle section. Not only does the folded façade break down the horizontality of the elevation, but also serves to emphasise the entrance to the building.
A full planning application was submitted to the London Borough of Croydon on 30 October 2015. The extensive upfront consultation with key local stakeholders prior to the submission of the application, resulted in the Local Planning Authority receiving just a single objection to this major scheme.
A resolution to grant permission was awarded by the planning committee within the thirteen week statutory period on 28 January 2016.