Oxford Road is Coffey Architects first completed housing scheme for Brick by Brick. Wholly owned by the London Borough of Croydon, developer Brick by Brick’s aim is to redevelop brownfield gap sites with challenging boundary conditions into new housing.
Part of a larger masterplan to develop 1,000 high quality new homes by 2019, our parcel involved several sites that had previously been a mix of backland infill and derelict garages. Most were compact with tight physical constraints and tricky overlooking and daylighting issues.
At Oxford Road we developed simple house and flat typologies to help the client to appraise the sites’ development potential. Following careful planning and community engagement, our designs build close to the boundaries to maximize internal space and leave room for courtyard gardens, a solution that exceeded the client’s original brief.