11-21 Banstead Road
Address line 2:
Architect contact number:
020 7251 0781
V Fund Ltd, RAA Ventures Ltd.
Selsdon Building Contractors Limited
London Borough of Croydon
K G Creative Consultancy Ltd
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Schedule of Accommodation:
15 x 1 bed flats (2 person); 23 x 2 bed flats (3 person); 13 x 2 bed flats (4 person); 13 x 3 bed flats (4 person); 3 x 3 bed flats (5 person)
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7 parking spaces (Blue badge holder spaces)
This scheme has undergone a consultation process with the Council, TfL, councillors, businesses, and key stakeholders, which has led to the design and response to the site. Planning application was submitted on 24th May 2021 and permission was granted on 14th April 2022.
Located on Banstead Road in Purley, the scheme includes 67 homes with a mix of types. The proposal consists of a cluster of 4 urban villas, paired by a central core.
The site sits between two different character areas of Purley, urban and suburban. The layout and massing have been designed to mediate between these two character areas. The buildings respond to the heights of nearby emerging developments as well as existing buildings. Spaces between the buildings maximise landscaped amenity, enhancing ecological value.
The scheme maximises quality of accommodation. Building heights range from 3 to 6 storeys, with upper floors of the buildings concealed within roof profiles. The buildings include pitched roofs, yet private amenity areas are integrated throughout. 97% of homes are dual or triple aspect and are arranged to maximise light and views with corner loggia balconies where possible. All dwellings have good access to daylight and sunlight; overlooking between homes is mitigated through carefully positioned windows and view hierarchies.
10% of units are Part M(3) and there are 7 blue badge holder car parking spaces. Each resident has access to ample communal amenity which includes a range of spaces – from quieter, enclosed zones to larger areas with children’s play space.
The character of the locality, specifically the historic fabric of Purley, is reflected in the use of materials and the details. The proposal is consistent with local architecture, while providing a contemporary response, ensuring the building sits well within the existing townscape whilst having its own identity.
This aims to enhance the street by positioning buildings at grade and increasing the width of the pavement, a contrast to the poor existing street condition. This increase in public realm gives back to the local townscape, enhancing connections and makes way for a new cycle and pedestrian route.
The proposal mediates between two adjacent character areas; transitioning from smaller-scaled, suburban residential buildings to the north-west and larger, emerging urban forms to the south-east.
The public realm improvements create a more successful streetscape, the pavement is widened and makes way for new active travel routes creating connections within Purley.
Landscape led approach – as many of the existing trees, vegetation and varied topography is retained and considered in the overall design. The scheme achieves biodiversity net gain and ecological gain, with the Urban Greening Factor at 0.615, significantly exceeding London Plan’s targets.