Croydon developer Brick by Brick will unveil one of its first 100% affordable housing developments in the spring after a topping-out ceremony yesterday (Tuesday) marking the finished outer structure.
Work began earlier this year to turn the site of a former derelict care home off Chipstead Avenue in Thornton Heath into 24 shared ownership flats and three affordable rented flats.
On Tuesday Brick by Brick staff, Croydon councillors, the borough’s deputy mayor Councillor Humayun Kabir and construction team members gathered to mark the completed structure of the development, which is due to finish in May. It will be named Flora Court after First World War soldier and Thornton Heath local Flora Sandes.
The three affordable rented flats in the development will be run by Croydon Affordable Homes, a charity set up by the council to provide at least 250 homes for Croydon residents that cost no more than 65% of the average market rent.
Colm Lacey, CEO of Brick by Brick, said: “This site is a great example of how Brick by Brick can convert an underused and unloved site into much-needed housing for Croydon residents. I look forward to completing the scheme and welcoming new residents very shortly.”
“The council set up Brick by Brick so more Croydon people could get a home in their price range, so I am delighted at this progress with a wholly affordable and high-quality scheme as one of several projects nearing completion.”
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes and Gateway services
The first Brick by Brick developments, in Auckland Rise and Beulah Hill in Upper Norwood, are due to be completed in February 2019.