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GRAPHIC: The changing face of Croydon

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THIS fascinating map, designed by the Develop Croydon group, shows the sheer scale of development earmarked for Croydon and, in particular, the town centre over the coming years. While the Westfield/Hammerson retail scheme is the most high-profile, a series of other commercial and residential developments have the potential to change the face of our town forever. The details, matched up to the above map, are listed below. For more on Croydon's future, check out the 12-page Develop Croydon supplement in Friday's Advertiser...
1. Edridge Road

Developer: Sloane International Group

Planning: Granted2. Impact House

Developer: Tricos Group

Planning: Built

3. Vertex

Developer: Durkan

Planning: Under construction

Vertex is a new, exciting landmark in the heart of Croydon providing 98 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Vertex is an outstanding development which will be built to a high standard of environmental sustainability, using the latest modern building materials.

4. Green Dragon House

Developer: Inspired Asset Management

Planning: Under construction

5. Bernard Weatherill House

Developer: CCURV

Planning: Built

6. Taberner House

Developer: Essential Living

Planning: Planning application submitted

Essential Living will develop 230 new homes designed specifically for the private rental market as part of CCURV's redevelopment of Taberner House, one of the landmark schemes of Croydon's regeneration.

The scheme is the first public/private partnership incorporating a PRS component to be signed in the UK.

7. St George's House

Developer: Legal & General

Planning: Granted

St George's House has planning consent to convert the existing office space into two striking residential buildings.

The high quality redesign and refurbishment incorporates 265 private residential apartments, 23 affordable apartments, underground car parking and amenity/retail space.

The amenity space has been designed to enhance the design, providing common areas to include; coffee shop, reception, concierge service and roof gardens. It is anticipated that the construction programme will be completed in 2015.

8. College Green

Developer: London Borough of Croydon

Planning: Masterplan in place

The College Green development is central to the successful realisation of the Fair Field Masterplan and the regeneration of central Croydon.

The mixed use scheme will see up to 600 residential units with provision of retail, community and business space to complement the existing uses within the area. The development will be aligned closely with the Fairfield Halls refurbishment and will complement and exploit the potential of the unique and historic institutions, Croydon College and Fairfield Halls, and activities within and around the area.

9. College Road

Developer: Phoenix Logistics

Planning: In pre-application

10. 96 George Street

Developer: Freshwater

Planning: In pre-application

A proposed new major development of 96 George Street and adjoining land which will provide up to 100,000 sq ft of newly developed offices in the heart of East Croydon with immediate access to the mainline railway station.

11. Chroma

Developer: Terrace Hill

Planning: In pre-application

12. Whitgift Centre

Developer: The Croydon Partnership

Planning: Granted

The London Borough of Croydon and Mayor of London granted planning for the Croydon Partnership's £1bn scheme for Croydon town centre, creating a 2m sq ft state-of-the-art retail, leisure and restaurant destination. This includes new prime retail and leisure space, public realm, new car parking and up to 600 new residential units.

13. St Anne House

Developer: Bravo Hotel Group

Planning: Granted

14. Renaissace

Developer: Abstract Group

Planning: Built

Renaissance Croydon is a 100,628 sq ft, five-storey office building which achieved practical completion in November 2013. It combines a top BREEAM excellent 2011/EPC B specification with the lowest rent and cost per workstation of any new building within the M25 – £22 per sq ft and £3,000 per workstation. The building is already 40 per cent let and has been sold to M&G Investments.

15. Ruskin Square

Developer: Stanhope Schroders

Planning: Under construction

Work is due to start imminently on the first residential phase of Ruskin Square, the landmark East Croydon development by Schroder Investment Management Ltd and Stanhope plc, advised by Jones Lang LaSalle. The total residential scheme comprises 600 homes, and the wider site includes 1.5 million sq ft of grade A office space, as well as shops, restaurants, and extensive new landscaped public realm. The first phase of 161 apartments will be delivered in partnership with Places for People.

16. Royal Mail Site

Developer: Deloitte LLP

Planning: Granted

17. Morello Offices

Developer: Menta

Planning: Granted

18. Morello

Developer: Menta

Planning: Granted

Morello is a mixed-use scheme by Menta which includes a landmark 55-storey residential tower. The tower creates a 'vertical street' comprising 424 residential units, ground and first-floor retail spaces and a series of communal amenity spaces.

A 17-storey four star boutique hotel sits adjacent to the tower and will become a new commercial and community hub. Work is scheduled to start in 2014.

19. Cherry Orchard Road

Developer: Menta

Planning: Granted

Menta has secured planning consent for a mixed tenure development of 71 residential units and a community centre, public square and shops in Cherry Orchard Road.

A mix of town houses, and apartments – which are predominantly focused at the affordable end of the market – will complement the new station environment being created within the Morello Quarter proposals and the Morello Tower.

20. Morello Quarter

Developer: Menta Redrow

Planning: Under construction

Sales were launched in March 2014 on this exciting development of 290 one, two and three bedroom contemporary-designed new apartments.

They are being designed as a garland of four low to mid-rise buildings of up to 20 storeys linked as pairs at lower levels. The joint venture development by Menta and Redrow Homes started on site in April and is scheduled for occupation in 2016.

21. Quest House

Developer: Family Mosaic

Planning: Under construction

22. One Lansdowne Road

Developer: Guildhouse Rosepride LLP

Planning: Granted

One Lansdowne Road is a landmark 55-storey tower designed by Piers Gough CBE, of CZWG Architects. Planning consent is in place for 397 residential apartments, a 217-bed hotel and 180,000 sq ft of office space.

This iconic mixed-use scheme has strong potential for change of use to deliver an enhanced solely residential scheme.

The main tower element of the scheme will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the UK at a height of 200m – firmly placing One Lansdowne Road as one of the focal points of London's skyline.

23. Canterbury House

Developer: Criterion Capital

Planning: Granted

A 79,385 sq ft scheme delivering 110 residential one and two bedroom apartments to the private rental sector.

24. St Michael's Square

Developer: Barratt London

Planning: In pre-application

25. Delta Point

Developer: Criterion Capital

Planning: Granted

Consented scheme set to deliver 348 residential one and two bedroom apartments to the private rental sector. This 367,630 sq ft development is currently on site and it is anticipated that it will be completed by October 2015.

26. Saffron Square

Developer: Berkeley

Planning: Under construction

Berkeley Homes is building a high-quality mixed use development of 791 new homes incorporating an iconic 43-storey tower. Saffron Square is designed around a one-acre public square complete with water features and overlooked by a residents' gym, business lounge, 24-hour concierge and a selection of shops and cafes.

27. Bedford Park

Developer: Criterion Capital

Planning: In pre-application

A 56,816 sq ft scheme delivering 91 residential one and two bedroom apartments to the private rental sector.

28. Interchange

Developer: Canmoor CarVal Investors

Planning: Built

Interchange is a new 180,000 sq ft Grade A office building located in the heart of Croydon, close to West and East Croydon stations and the Whitgift Centre. It provides exceptional quality and value, with 18,000 sq ft flexible floor plates, a vibrant three-storey atrium and 400 secure parking spaces.

29. Island

Developer: Regency Homes

Planning: Under construction

30. Cane Hill, Coulsdon

Developer: Barratt Homes

Planning: Granted

Barratt and Ward Homes are finalising plans for the redevelopment of the former Cane Hill Hospital in Coulsdon. Subject to planning the development will consist of up to 675 new homes, 163 of which will be affordable, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses. The proposals seek the retention of existing buildings with the provision of new commercial facilities close to the town centre.

31. New South Quarter

Developer: Barratt Homes

Planning: Under construction

Barratt London's New South Quarter offers 923 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments adjacent to the historic 21-acre Wandle Park in Croydon. Excellent transport links via Wandle Park tram station offer services into both East and West Croydon in under 10 minutes and into the city centre via London Bridge station from East Croydon in 15 minutes. The range of shops, pubs and restaurants will expand when Westfield and Hammerson's new shopping centre opens in 2018.

GRAPHIC: The changing face of Croydon


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