Brick by Brick has won permission to build a new scheme in South Norwood, with architects HTA.
The three-building project will sit on a site between Belgrave Road and Grosvenor Road in the South Norwood Conservation Area, which currently contains two 11-storey blocks of flats. Both existing buildings will be retained.
The 8,700m² scheme, will provide 102 homes and will feature a 17-storey tower near Norwood Junction Station.
The new tower and the neighbouring four-storey buildings will provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes, including 10 wheelchair adaptable units.
A 113m² of flexible community space will be built on the ground floor of the tallest tower, which will be available for both new and existing residents.
Brick By Brick chief executive Colm Lacey said: ‘This development will rejuvenate this part of South Norwood, bringing a significant number of much-needed affordable homes to this extremely well connected, central location.
‘We have worked closely with local residents and stakeholders to develop a scheme that is visually striking but in keeping with the conservation area.’
Work is expected to start on site in early 2019.