Authority’s developer behind 430 homes next door to revamped Fairfield Halls

Croydon council’s development arm has formally submitted plans to the south London town’s authority for 430 homes across five buildings.

Fairfield Homes will be built by Brick by Brick on a site next to the Fairfield Halls music and  theatre venue – which re-opened earlier this month following a £40m revamp from Vinci.

Four of the five new buildings have been designed by Mica Architects, the practice behind the Fairfield Halls makeover, while the remaining building has been designed by Brick by Brick’s in-house team Common Ground Architects.

The buildings will range in height from seven to 29 storeys alongside 16,000ft²of commercial space – with the largest single unit set to be occupied by the NHS.

The new planning application builds on a 2017 planning consent, nearly doubling the number of homes from 218 and increasing the affordable provision housing from 18% to 20%.

Enabling works are currently underway while a design and build contractor, who has not yet been appointed, is expected to start next spring. 

The project team includes QS Core Five, project manager Cast, structural engineer Whitby Wood and M&E consultant Max Fordham.

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How the new housing scheme will look