calfordseaden provided architectural services for this mixed use scheme, which delivers a supermarket store on the ground floor, warehouse storage space to the 1st floor and nine apartments split across the first and second floors.

calfordseaden was originally approached by the client to provide assistance with obtaining Planning permission for the development of the site, within the Beulah Hill Conservation Area after having employed the services of another architectural firm. The previous proposals had been recommended for approval but been refused earlier that month.

calfordseaden met with the Planning Case Officer and Urban Design Officer from Croydon Council to fully understand the reasons for refusal and discuss the steps required to gain approval.
As a result a completely new scheme and application was drawn up in acknowledgement of the comments, along with input from the Planning Case Officer and Urban Design Office and the new scheme was successfully granted Planning Approval.

Following this work begun on producing tender drawings. These were submitted looking for contractors to be appointed under a design and build procurement contract.
Initial prices from contractors were deemed in excess of the client’s budget so costs saving exercises were undertaken by the calfordseaden team. As a result prices are now in line with the client’s budget and a series of contractor interviews have been carried out with an appointment due imminently.

The client subsequently novated calfordseaden to carry out working drawings for the appointed contractor under a JCT Design & Build contract.