Construction has started on a £40m development which will see 106 affordable homes delivered in Purley.
The Banstead Road development, off the Purley Cross, in Croydon, will provide a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
Housing provider Optivo will deliver the homes in phase one of the Mosaic Place regeneration project.
Mosaic Place will see the redevelopment of two separate sites in Purley and will provide a 3,452 sqm state-of-the-art community and worship centre, retail space, and 220 new homes.
Richard White, director of Land and New Business at Optivo, said: “We’ve over 4,000 homes already in Croydon and a proud history of delivering high quality, affordable homes, in the borough.
“This is a really exciting project, and we’re delighted building work is now underway at Banstead Road, Purley.
“We’re continuing to do everything we can to assist in tackling the housing crisis. This development is part of our Homes for London 2016-21 programme, bringing 3,600 new homes to the capital.”
Optivo is partnering with Thornsett Purley Ltd, part of Thornsett Group, to deliver the 106 homes in a sensitively designed scheme on the ‘South site’. Planning approval was given in July 2020.
Bernadette Cunningham, director at Thornsett, added: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Optivo to bring 106 new affordable homes to Purley.
“The project is in line with our ethos of developing high-quality homes and facilities to help our communities thrive.
“This development really highlights the role that small- and medium-sized family developers can play in meeting London’s housing need.”
When residents move into their modern homes, they’ll benefit from private gardens and balconies. They’ll also have access to a beautiful communal garden, children’s play area, and a picnic area.
Work is due to conclude in October 2022.
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