New 55-storey tower proposed for Croydon

Posted on by Rob Powell

DEVELOPERS have put forward plans for a new 55-storey skyscraper in Croydon.

1 Landsdowne Road would include 16,756 m2 of office space, alongside almost 400 residential apartments and a four-star hotel with over 200 rooms.

The mixed use development is being proposed by Guildhouse-Rosepride and CZWG are the architects.

It would sit on an L-shaped plot at the corner of Wellesley Road and Landsdown Road, replacing three existing buildings: the YMCA, the Fairfield Hotel and Marco Polo House .

The development “resembles the earliest of New York skyscrapers which often mixed office, leisure, sports, residential and hotel in one construction,” according to planning documents.

Croydon, which is currently bidding for city status, adopted a Unitary Development Plan in 2006 which encourages high buildings in the town’s Metropolitan Centre:

“High buildings should be seen as an opportunity to create high quality, distinctive landmark structures that enhance Croydon’s skyline whilst having regard for their context at street level”

A similar size skyscraper in Croydon – set to be the UK’s tallest residential building – was recently approved.

The planning application for 1 Landsdowne has been submitted to Croydon council and a decision is set to be made early next year.

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