Award-winning residential developer HUB has been appointed to regenerate Croydon’s Taberner House site, it was announced this week.
Specialising in building homes for families and young professionals in the capital, the London-based company will aim to create a 500-unit development, and is also tasked with giving The Queen’s Gardens a new lease of life.
The scheme will include a mix of housing for sale and rent, including at least 30% affordable, which will sit above 13,000 sq.ft. of employment and commercial space at the Park Lane site, in central Croydon.
Recently scooping a Resi award for small developer of the year, HUB is renowned for delivering sustainable, low energy homes and for its commitment to engaging with local communities.
They are set to work alongside Sterling Prize-winning architects AHMM to draw up new plans for the scheme, and, subject to planning approval, construction will start next year.
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming HUB to Croydon. They come with an impressive reputation for great design, sustainability, and working with local communities.
“As well as bringing a fresh and exciting approach to residential building in the town centre, and providing much-needed quality homes that are within reach of local people, they’ll be revitalising The Queen’s Gardens.
“The fact that development teams of this stature continue to come to Croydon, post-Brexit, shows the continued confidence that exists in London’s growth borough being a great place to invest.”
Steve Sanham, development director at HUB, said: “There’s a real ‘can-do’ attitude in Croydon at the moment, and we’re really excited to now be part of it. The Taberner House site, right in the heart of the borough, promises to create a new, thriving community while reinvigorating a well-liked park. Great transport links, a strong existing community, and a pipeline of development and regeneration which is difficult to match, means Croydon has all the necessary fundamentals to be a vibrant and sustainable part of a thriving London.”