Waddon Regeneration Project, Croydon

Project Details: The establishment of the Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle (CCURV), the UK’s first local authority-led, asset-backed vehicle, was the result of a long-term partnership between Croydon Council and developer John Laing. Over the lifetime of the partnership CCURV is expected to deliver new council buildings, 1,500 new homes, and improvements to the public realm. One of the first projects was to develop a new masterplan for the regeneration of a landmark site in Waddon.

The first phase of the redevelopment of four sites along Purley Way in Croydon provides 119 affordable homes. Later phases will include further residential dwellings in addition to a new district leisure centre (swimming pool, sports hall, gym and community space). The scheme architect is Levitt Bernstein.

Responsible for ensuring monitoring of the development appraisal and development agreement whilst acting as the conduit between various local authority departments with key interests in the project (namely, housing, leisure, and education) whilst managing planning, sustainability and transport issues to ensure that the scheme was granted approval.

Project Status: On-going

Date: June 01, 2009