Following purchase completion of the brand new, 16-unit development at 139 Sanderstead Road in Croydon, stakeholders and guests celebrated the official opening of Quest Court.

The scheme was delivered through the Build London Partnership, working with London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q), and the developer, Rocco Homes Ltd. L&Q were able to secure grant funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the scheme which consists of 16 units: five with one bedroom, nine with two bedrooms and two with three bedrooms, along with nine parking spaces.

Ben Laryea, Chief Executive at Ekaya Housing Association said, “I am delighted to see Ekaya delivering these fantastic new homes for our community.  Affordable housing is in short supply, so it’s important that we all do our bit to address this. “We look forward to working with Build London Partnership with L&Q and delivering more new homes in future.

"It is also really important to me that we honour the legacy created by our founding members. We have done this previously when we named Schumann Court after one of our founding members and now for a second time are able to name this scheme after Dorothy Quest.

 "I would like to thank the GLA for its support, Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing for officially opening Quest Court, also Jason Perry, the Executive Mayor of Croydon and John French, Head of Development Partnerships, L&Q and all our stakeholders who attended the open day celebration on the 4th May."

Dorothy attended the opening and said “It is with admiration and gratitude that I extend my sincere appreciation to the CEO, Board members and staff of Ekaya Housing Association for their remarkable dedication and tireless efforts in steering the organisation towards unprecedented success.


"I am equally humbled and honoured by the decision to name a prominent building after me - a gesture that speaks volumes of their appreciation of the founding members, and the spirit of unity and progress that defines Ekaya Housing Association. From its inception, Ekaya Housing Association has been guided by a mission to provide exceptional housing opportunities and foster thriving communities.

This mission has been translated into impactful outcomes that positively touch the lives of many. I have every confidence that Quest Court will prove to be an enjoyable and desirable place to live”.

John French said “The scheme at Sanderstead Road, Croydon has delivered much needed high quality affordable housing for our valued partner Ekaya Housing Association.

This development is a shining example of what can be achieved when organisations with a shared vision come together and it was great to be able to celebrate this with all those involved."

Quest Court Garden

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Quest Court Flat-Interior-Kitchen

The Ekaya Board Chair, Tracey Downie commented “I am immensely proud of this very well-designed development offering highly desirable, much needed affordable homes. Congratulations to the Ekaya team for achieving its 500th property during these very challenging times”

This acquisition supports Ekaya’s growth strategy to increase the number of affordable homes it owns and manages throughout London.