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Steeldor - Nihill Place, Croydon
Situated in Addiscombe, Croydon, Nihill Place is a housing development named in honour of Vincent Paul Nihill, the Croydon Harrier who won a silver medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Paul, who grew up in Addiscombe, competed in the 50km race walk and went on to take part in the Mexico, Munich and Montreal Olympics. He eventually retired from competitive sport in 1977, some 40 years before the 72 homes, that now bear his name, were conceived.
Built by Bellway Homes in response to increased housing pressure and high property prices in and around London, Nihill Place consists of a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as some four bedroomed houses.
The homes were mainly targeted at first time buyers and young couples, to help them get a foothold on the property ladder, assisted by the Help to Buy London scheme. They also benefit other commuters and investors who were keen to take up the opportunity made by the £5.25bn regeneration of the Borough.
Croydon is just 15 minutes away from Central London by train and has good links to London’s airports. Surrounded by the green Surrey countryside, it was only a matter of time until developers began to unlock the potential of this south London suburb.
The louvred steel door access for the project’s bin stores had been specified by the architects and supplied by Strongdor, through Windows for Construction.
This Kent based specialist supply and fit company works with building contractors throughout the South East. Their portfolio includes windows and conservatories as well as doors for new build and renovation, sectors that have experienced remarkable growth in recent years.
The project’s distinctive design makes use of striking yellow steel louvred door-sets to complement the bright window panels. Using single, double and leaf and a half Steeldors with a mix of side panels. These practical doors offer excellent ventilation and security without disrupting the buildings contemporary appearance.