Auckland Rise & Church Road is part of Brick by Brick’s ambitious programme of infill development across the borough to deliver up to 1,000 homes by 2020 HTA have designed mixed tenure infill housing on Council-owned unused garage and infill sites across six estates in Croydon.
57 one and two bedroom apartments have been delivered in buildings of varying heights on six sites across this estate which was built in the 1950s, and is surrounded by a conservation area.
Timber-framed blocks are finished with high quality rusticated and soldier course brickwork details, and provide more legible frontages to the streetscape. An estate-wide landscape strategy includes improvements to footpaths, play and tree coverage.
The project won a Housing Design Award, Inside Housing Best Architectural Design, NLA Housing award, and also AJ Architecture Masterplan of the Year. In March 2020 the project featured on the cover of the Architects’ Journal’s ‘Council Housing’ edition. Homes are due for completion by early 2021.