The Home Group Housing Association came to pdp architecture llp with a planning approval for 26 units and retail for a site in Purley, Surrey. However the scheme was not designed to London Design Guide standards and as such the end user client required the scheme to be fully redesigned internally, but the local planning authority required the external envelope of the building to remain as per the planning approval. The design was also for an irregular shaped building which required inventive use of spaces to fulfil the requirements of the end user.
Initial re-designs established 23 units was the realistic scale of the project if it were to conform to London Design Guide Standards. The contractual route taken was Design and Build and pdp were novated to the successful contractor to carry out the construction stage design package.