Our second wave of architect-designed homes across Croydon submitted for planning
Brick By Brick was set up by Croydon Council to help tackle the housing crisis in the borough by delivering good quality and well-designed homes at a range of affordable options. As the completions of our first schemes are starting to take place, and new residents move in, we have also submitted our next batch of schemes for planning consideration.
This consists of 24 sites, designed by a mix of ‘up-and-coming and established’ practices, including our own in-house practice Common Ground Architecture (CGA). Others include Pitman Tozer, Stitch Architects and Mae who we worked with on the initial pipeline, and Hayhurst & Co, Gort Scott, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Mary Duggan Architects, Archio, Denizen Works, RUFFarchitects, and Threefold Architects.
In total, we are proposing to build 374 homes over 24 sites, several of them in the New Addington area to the South of the borough. You can read more about the submissions in the recent Architects’ Journal article.
As part of this second small sites programme, we have also committed to a new set of ‘One Planet Living’ principles to ensure that our developments and our business operations are doing all they can to meet the challenge of the climate emergency.
The One Planet Living principles cover ten commitments, including everything from using sustainable materials in construction, zero waste to landfill, achieving net zero carbon emissions from heating and energy use, and encouraging sustainable forms of transport as well as designing homes to foster health, wellbeing and quality of life.