£5m development will provide 23 homes and create new focal building in Purley

November 23rd, 2015 in Home Group News

A development which will transform a redundant site in a popular London residential and retail hotspot is nearing completion.

Home Group, one of the UK’s largest housing providers, is spending £5m building a new mixed use development which will provide 23 homes and retail space on a prominent spot in Purley, Croydon.

The homes are being built in an area which offers the lifestyle benefits of a thriving suburban neighbourhood and green spaces combined with only a 20 minute train journey to central London.

The one, two and three bedroom apartments are being built at the junction of Purley Way, Foxley Lane and Pampisford Road – just a five minute walk from Purley Station.

The development will help to regenerate the neighbourhood by utilising the site of a former car showroom which had remained unused. A well-known national chain has already been identified for the retail premises which will enhance the busy high street area.

All the homes are being built for affordable rent and will be available to people in housing need in the London Borough of Croydon.

The development will see 13 one bedroom, eight two bedroom and two three bedroom apartments created in the four storey building. A car park will be built in the basement of the building.

The homes are expected to be completed in early 2016. Craig Taylor, Home Group director of delivery, said: “When we acquired this site it had permission for 14 homes. We’ve been able to work with our partners to create a scheme which substantially increased the number of affordable homes on site for local people.

“We’ve also created homes which complement the existing 1930s streetscape while ensuring the apartments benefit from modern, energy efficient design.”

Photovoltaic panels have been fitted to a roof terrace area. These panels will provide all the power needed to operate a ground source heat pump which will in turn provide underfloor heating for the entire development making this element of the building’s heating system zero carbon.