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  • ClientPurelake New Homes
  • Local authorityLB of Bexley
  • Construction cost£70M
  • Status

A scheme adjacent to the River Cray.


The scheme is located in Crayford. It consists of blocks between 3 and 6 storeys that are arranged large amenity spaces in the form of the courtyards between the blocks, and the courtyards then open out to a new river walk.

The courtyard topology gives the majority of the flats a river view and east and west orientation or dual aspect, which was challenging as the river is at the north of the site. The wings of the courtyard blocks step down towards the river, reducing the sense of scale of the buildings.

The articulation of the plan type and massing allows the creation of vibrant and interesting façades. Elevated communal courtyards are a key feature of the design. These open areas will be landscaped and have been designed to retain the character of the adjacent riverside.

A new river walk and cycle way will run alongside the River Cray and form a new access to the Crayford Rough, an open space that is currently very difficult to access. This will open up a new community asset for the people of Crayford.

In total the scheme delivers 359 new homes.