Cane Hill Park, set within parklands with views over the Farthing Downs, is the former Cane Hill Hospital site in Coulsdon and is one of London’s biggest projects to transform disused public land.
Cane Hill Park is 83 hectares of green belt land which was owned by the GLA and brought to the market through the Developer Partner Panel. Following a procurement process Barratt Homes was selected as developer in December 2011, with agreements signed in 2012. The development is dual-branded with both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes operating sales outlets. Construction commenced in July 2015 with final completion expected in 2022.
The site is adjacent to Coulsdon town centre and forms part of the regeneration of the wider Croydon area. The development will deliver 677 new homes, of which 25% will be affordable, including a large number of three and four bed family homes and 16 homes suitable for wheelchair users. The existing Water Tower, Chapel and Administration buildings within the site will be refurbished and rejuvenated, breathing new life into these historical, locally listed features.
The new development will put the old hospital site and the 173 acres of agricultural land around it to productive use, by providing hundreds of new homes and creating a new urban centre for Croydon. The development includes 3,000 square metres of office space, the retention and refurbishment of three locally-listed historic buildings, new access and connections with Coulsdon Town Centre, and new public open space. It is expected to create approximately 1,300 construction jobs. The new homes are designed with energy-efficiency in mind and will include rooftop solar panels as well as an innovative waste-water heat recovery system to reduce their ecological footprint.
Cane Hill Park has excellent transport links, located just 6 minutes away from Croydon and 27 minutes from central London.