Goldcrest

Fortescue Road

This will be a development that people aspire to live in and where current residents of the Borough have the opportunity to do so.

What We Found

A redundant depot with contamination on, extensive Japanese Knotweed and large underground utilities. Located minutes from Colliers Wood the site had some very big challenges to overcome however we could see the potential in this overlooked but sustainable location.

Our Aim

To re-imagine a forgotten place, create a new residential community accessible to the people of Colliers Wood. Set within an ecologically and architecturally exemplary development, framed by high quality public realm and landscaping. We imagined a place with generous high quality homes, safe spaces to play and learn in, with room to grow your own or simply chat with your neighbours.

The Result

Goldcrest Architects secured planning permission in February 2017 to transform the derelict site and bring forward 74 news homes in a variety of types and tenures to enable a mixed community to come forward providing for families first time buyers investors and local people.

The scheme achieved and oustanding Building for Life score , a BRE Home Quality Mark and was shortlisted in 2017 for a Housing Design Award.