Croydon Smaller Sites Programme wins masterplan of the year
Croydon Smaller Sites Programme for Brick by Brick won Masterplan of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards. Collaboration with Common Ground Architecture, Mae, Stitch, Mikhail Riches, Pitman Tozer Architects, Coffey Architects & vPPR.
The Croydon Smaller Sites Programme sets out how more than 1,000 new homes will be built on 50 infill plots previously considered to be unviable, combining them into a single masterplan with ‘far-reaching placemaking benefits’.
The jury said: ‘This is a ground-breaking approach. The programme has created a strategy for maximising leftover spaces in the borough and making sure these were developed using an innovative model, which was at the same time ambitious for quality and equitable for the citizens of Croydon. Rather than development being done to the borough, the borough is driving its own development.’
The scheme consists of a number of smaller developments around the borough. Each site has a communal landscaped area that has been designed as integrated into the development by the lead architect for that package. As part of the first phase, as well as residential there will be one enlarged community centre, games court, play areas on each development and a new library or community space located at the ground floor of the scheme at Station Road.