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  • Client Optivo
  • Contractor Skillcrown Homes Limited
  • Contract Value £26,000,000.00
  • Duration 3.5 Years
  • Address Cairo New Road, Croydon
  • Development The design and construction of 113 homes for shared ownership, London Living Rent and social rent, together with commercial space and external amenity provision.

Project Description

Cairo New Road was a package deal delivered through a JCT D&B Contract for the design and construction of 113 high-quality homes within a 14-storey building in Croydon. The scheme included a commercial unit at ground floor, a first floor podium deck with landscaped childrens' play area and further private and communal rooftop terraces across the building. The tenures of the new homes represented a mixture of shared ownership, social rent and private rent.

Critical Challenges

The site location was complex, with a shared access road with a neighbouring church, an existing bridge-link at first floor level linking an existing building with the building to be demolished and a TfL tram line and tram stop located immediately on the boundary of the site.


The project team, working collaboratively with client and contractor, had to carefully navigate our way through challenges including complex legal covenants and easements regarding neighbouring buildings, removal of TfL infrastructure from the site, working alongside TfL's upgrade of the tram line and tram stop as well as facilitating public realm improvements and creation of a public right of way through the site.

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