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Our ‘Flora Court’ tops out

Our ‘Flora Court’ tops out

On Tuesday 18th December 2018 we, along with Croydon councillors and various members of the design and construction team, headed up to Thornton Heath to our development of the old Cheriton House care home to mark the completion of the structure (the ‘topping out’ ceremony). This is our first 100% affordable housing development and it’s due for completion in the spring 2019.

Work began earlier this year to turn the derelict site off Chipstead Avenue into 24 shared ownership and three affordable rented apartments. The development will be named ‘Flora Court’ after Flora Sandes, a Thornton Heath local and the only British woman to officially serve as a soldier in World War 1.

The scheme includes three affordable rented flats to be managed by Croydon Affordable Homes (CAH), 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.

The distinctive design has been put together by Pitman Tozer Architects and it is being built by Buxton building contractors.

Colm Lacey, our CEO, said: “This site is a really great example of how Brick by Brick can convert an underused and unloved site and into much-needed affordable housing for Croydon residents. I’m delighted to see the extent of progress, and I look to completing the scheme and welcoming new residents very shortly.”

For more information and to get registered for a BXB home head to www.bxbdevelopment.com