We were appointed by Thornsett Group plc and Purley Baptist Church to prepare and submit a major planning application for a 17-storey tower culminating in 220 new homes, a retail unit and a new church with community facilities. The proposal encompasses a multi-story development on a brownfield Site in central Purley, located in the London Borough of Croydon.
We worked closely with the client to overcome several complex planning matters concerning the proposed development, which will be tallest building in Purley. In doing so, we provided strategic planning solutions in relation to the height of the proposed tower, noise from surrounding traffic on the gyratory system and the viability of the development, whilst enabling the provision of affordable housing, a new church and a community centre.
Our proposals, along with the resolution to grant by Croydon Council, has ensured that the development will deliver significant benefits to Purley Town Centre. This includes much-needed housing, high quality public spaces and an increase in town centre retail spending.