196 Sydenham Road Infill Housing

Proposals to replace an existing group of derelict garages with a series of garden mews infill houses while simultaneously extending a mansion block in Croydon, South London
196 Sydenham Road Infill Housing

The infill housing development scheme for developers Prime Homes, delivers a total of twelve homes on the site – four new build mews houses and refurbishment & roof extension of existing buildings, increasing their total from seven to eight.

In line with Croydon guidance for densification and intensification of ‘backlands’ sites, the scheme provides a tailored response to address specific site and community requirements. The proposals were approved in 2019, and praised by Croydon’s Planning Team and the Chair of the Planning Committee as an exemplar in the development of schemes on existing residential land.

The scheme retains the existing mansion building and provides a bespoke new development at the rear of the site. The accommodation will be submerged to ‘covertly’ increase the residential units without impacting the neighbours’ outlook and light.

Living spaces for each house centre are arranged around a large central lightwell so all rooms benefit from natural light and a view of the sky with minimised overlooking. Sedum roofs to the mews houses will improve the outlook from the mansion building and neighbouring buildings and will add much needed greenery and colour to the site.

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