Mews Views


Following on from Woodside Green Christian Centre, we were engaged to work on the adjacent mews site.  Currently a line of deteriorating buildings which were only suitable for ad-hoc storage, and now surrounded by residential properties, the site was urgently in need of redevelopment.

We enjoy working with existing buildings, and see their demolition only as a last resort; the condition of the existing structures is poor, and wholly unsuitable for re-purposing.  It was an obvious decision to see the site as a blank canvas.

Turner & Hoskins Architects believed there was potential to create 4 new mews houses, in close proximity to local transport links, including the tram, whilst protecting and enhancing the mews and the local built environment.  The houses have been designed in full accordance with the Mayor of London’s Minimum Space Standards, and provide contemporary homes within the urban environment.  The proposed houses are aimed at achieving at least Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Realisation of Planning Permission has not been straightforward, but we are delighted that by closely working with the Trustees, Croydon Council and the Local Community, Planning Permission was granted on 22 September 2016.


Policy UD2 of the Croydon Plan seeks a high standard of design and layout and that all development respects the visual character of the area in which it is located in terms of scale and proportions. Policy SP4.1 of the Croydon Local Plan states that they will require development to be of a high quality, which respects and enhances Croydon’s varied local character and contributes positively to the public realm and townscape.

Planning Permission Granted 22.09.16.