Crayford Town Hall Phases 1 & 2, Crayford

Redevelopment of Crayford Town Hall for R&M Crayford Ltd and Gallions Housing Association, the new development providing a mixed-use development including 189 residential homes, a new library and community centre and a doctor’s surgery through the sensitive conversion and refurbishment of this locally listed landmark building in London Borough of Bexley.

The design was completed by Alan Camp Architects with Robert Lombardelli Partnership acting as Employer’s Agent. The masterplan for Crayford Town centre was divided into phases including a new plaza, along with a community centre, library, retail space and a series of fantastic new homes.

Phase 1 included a mixed-use housing development consisting of 145 residential units which were built, alongside a community hall and a new library. The development backs onto a new plaza, which is the focal point of the town. A new smaller community hall with an outside roof terrace and a library below, fronts the new plaza with a double height entrance feature.

Phase 2 comprised the development of the former listed Town Hall building, which was carefully and sensitively converted to provide a doctor’s surgery on the ground floor and 44 private sale apartments on the upper floors. The building is historically and locally important and was originally built in 1915 as a mess canteen for the Vickers employees, and had been used as a Council Town Hall since 1929.

Both phases incorporated a number of sustainable features such as solar panels, green roofs, reusable water collection and biomass boilers. The project achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good and Code for Sustainable Homes – Level 4, the development also secured a Bronze CSCS award.

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