helping tackle the housing shortage


Kind & Company appointed rpa:group as architect for this design and build scheme for their client, Notting Hill Housing. Their aim is to help overcome the housing shortage by providing additional residential stock within the borough of Croydon with two new accommodation blocks, which form part of the Waddon masterplan, a large-scale development on what was previously brown field off South Croydon’s Purley Way. Site C is a seven-storey building, consisting of 58 flats, while Site F is a 3-storey block, accommodating 11 flats.


The accommodation units range from one bedroom to three bedroom apartments, each with a living-dining area to support the modern life-style choices of more open-plan living. The lower floors will be housed in concrete frames, with a more lightweight light gauge Metek steel frame support for the upper floors. The exterior finishes will have brick cladding, and many of the units will have multi-coloured balconies to lend a splash of colour and vibrancy to the outlook


rpa:group’s architectural role has included design amendments and full construction drawings and statutory approvals, also ensuring that the scheme met the current building regulations, safety codes and fire regulations. The build is CSH4/BREEAM equivalent. With total construction costs estimated to be circa £13.5M, it was successfully completed in 2020.

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