For the Unbuilt Housing Category
Croydon Smaller Sites Programme has won in the NLA Awards 2017 in the Unbuilt Housing category.
The smaller sites programme is an exemplary residential development, which seeks to deliver in excess of 1000 high quality new homes on 50 sites previously considered unviable across the London Borough of Croydon.
The scheme demonstrates that by thinking creatively about the design approach to the single programme we can create imaginative and viable schemes which have far reaching.
An unprecedented 30 schemes delivering 50% affordable housing and new community facilities are in the planning system and to be determined imminently and starting on site in late summer 2017.
HTA are part of a number of architects working on delivering this programme. HTA's proposal for the Ravensdale site at the heart of this Upper Norwood estate, 15 two and three storey houses are proposed in neat low terraces which have been integrated with the network of footpaths, car parking and green spaces whilst maintaining views through the estate.
On the outskirts of the estate a landmark building of 16 new apartments is proposed featuring alternate brick colouring detail and a decorative banding feature to demarcate this key corner on Beulah Hill. A central doorstep play space is a key feature of the proposals giving local children a safe place to play, surrounded by new tree planting and seating.