Building in Croydon – Apartment Blocks & Homes

There have been more reports in the Croydon papers about the Bellway development being built on the site of the old Jobcentre on Dingwall Road.  The new buildings are going to be two 24-storey blocks of apartments.  These 86 one-bedroom, 81 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom apartments are, of course, only a short walk from East Croydon railway station, so they’re in a good location for those working in London.

Bellway is to contribute £110,000 to public transport and £130,000 to local employment schemes as part of the planning agreements, and it will pay any associated local highway works.

Building New Home in the Borough

Also, the Homes & Property blog has reported, after the annual MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes, it looks as though London councils are building homes and there are many regeneration projects in the pipeline or already underway. In Croydon, Brick by Brick appears to be working on infill housing alongside other building developments around the Croydon borough, many of which started back in 2016.  For example, the council’s local plan is to have 2,890 new homes built across the borough by 2036 in order to help house Croydon’s growing population which will soon exceed 400,000.  Brick by Brick is working to help deliver this housing and the council reports that half of the new homes that Brick by Brick build will be affordable, and all units will be available solely to Croydon.

Affordable Housing Projects in Croydon

Also, back in July 2017 the council set up Croydon Affordable Housing (CAH) in order to provide homes for Croydon residents that cost no more than 65% of the average market rent, and around 300 of the new-build affordable rented properties are being delivered for CAH through Brick by Brick.  The council reports that these will include 90 new homes on the site of the old council offices, Taberner House.

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