The former use of the site as a car showroom with ancillary vehicle servicing was not appropriate in this location and did not sit comfortably with the predominantly residential uses surrounding it.
We saw an opportunity to visually enhance the street scene and dramatically improve the existing built environment and worked in conjunction with the local planning authority and urban design team to come up with a proposal for 20 residential apartments with emphasis on providing high quality homes to meet the local needs.
Through introduction of a landscaped podium deck and semibasement car park the proposal eliminates the domination of car parking from the street scene and provides a healthy sense of semi public open space, providing substantial on site amenity and creating a focal point for the development.
Located just a few minutes walk from both Sanderstead and Purley Oaks Stations, Qualia benefits from excellent local facilities yet is conveniently located to benefit from infrastructure links to the capital’s transport network, with journey times into London as little as 25 minutes and trains departing approximately every 11 minutes at peak times. By road you couldn’t be better connected to the area’s major arterial routes, including the M23 and M25, with Gatwick Airport just 18 miles away.
Qualia is the ideal location for young professionals, families and downsizers offering secluded privacy with all the facilities of a modern town centre at your fingertips. In our view, a perfect combination.
Sanderstead Road, Sanderstead
Oakwood [Sanderstead Road] Ltd