Council’s development arm now on site with more than 1,000 homes

The development company set up by Croydon council to make sure housing is better designed has won planning for another batch of homes in the borough, taking the amount being developed to more than 1,200.

Seven schemes featuring 230 homes designed by Mary Duggan Architects, Coffey Architects, Pitman Tozer Architects and Common Ground Architecture – the Brick by Brick in-house architecture practice – have now been given the green light by local planners.

Brick by Brick was established in 2016 to build more than 1,000 homes across the borough by 2019.

The group set up a framework of contractors to carry out the work as well as a roster of architects.

Brick by Brick has more than 30 sites underway, ranging from small infill schemes with fewer than a dozen homes to larger schemes with more than 100 units.

The new homes are initially being made available exclusively to Croydon residents in order to improve access to affordable homes for local residents.

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This scheme in Coulsdon by Pitman Tozer features 33 new homes