The proposed development creates a new through mews providing a pedestrian route, enhancing the urban experience between two primary retail areas in Croydon, George Street and the Whitgift Centre. It embraces the concept of streets for all, and allows for a pedestrianised oasis in a congested urban location. The thoroughfare was inspired by similarly sized traditional streetscapes such as the Shambles in York with projecting first floor volumes creating canopies above the entrances of the commercial and residential units. The design has been developed with a landscape designer and the Metropolitan Police to ensure the security of the public.
All residential units have private terraces that have been carefully integrated into the design to ensure privacy for the new occupants.
Planning HistoryDuring initial pre-planning discussions in 2017 different design proposals were issued o the council for comment. The council responded positively to the mixed use scheme with expressed roof forms and encouraged a new thoroughfare through the site. A follow up pre-planning application was submitted and meetings arranged with the design, conservation and planning officers to work through the details of the scheme including fly through animation. Full planning permision was granted following consultation in 2018.
|Architect:||Mark Fairhurst Architects|
|Site size (ha):||0.06|
|Estimated date of completion:||01/2020|
|Schedule of accommodation:||4 x 2bed 3people maisonettes; 3 x 1bed 1 person flats.|
|Tenure mix:||100% private|
|Size of typical home:||75|
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