Site Layout

The proposed development intends to deliver:

New high street accessible Leisure Centre including six-lane pool, training pool, gym, fitness studio, café and soft play facilities

Public square directly off of the High Street offering flexible external community space

New safe public route linking Purley Station to Purley High Street

High-quality integrated retirement community for an ‘active’ and ‘social’ retirement consisting of circa. 245 specialist older persons’ homes with the amenities being shared and accessible to the public

New commercial space fronting high street and public square

Integrated retirement community with health and wellness facilities to promote active lifestyles

Building Heights

The proposals have been designed to provide a new market square focal point to the high street to provide flexible public space for the community. The proposed building heights increase with the natural topography of the land with a lower scale towards the more sensitive high street and a taller scale along Whytecliffe Road South. The project team has considered the viability of the site and its position in the context of the high street.

Not only have level changes been used to animate and define spaces on lower levels, building heights have been used to create a taller marker building that clearly denotes the public pedestrian route between the High Street and the station to assist with way finding for the new Leisure centre that will serve the community.