Menta/Redrow lodge gateway Croydon plans

Regeneration specialist Menta and housebuilder Redrow have submitted planning applications for a major residential-led regeneration scheme next to East Croydon station, and a key piece of infrastructure for the town.

Following community consultation in spring this year, the joint venture developers, along with Make Architects and GL Hearn planning, have submitted a planning application to deliver the Morello Quarter Phase II development on Cherry Orchard Road. A second application has also been submitted for a bridge link connecting Addiscombe, through the Morello II development, into East Croydon station. Morello II proposes 445 homes and landscaped café culture public spaces, along with flexible community and business space, on a gateway site next to East Croydon train station. The development will also complete the public East Croydon bridge link that will provide a connection between central Croydon, with all its shops, facilities and transport links, and the Addiscombe community.

The plans submitted include:

  • 338 homes (within two 25 storey towers; 107 in a building of 5-9 storeys)
  • Affordable housing
  • Completion of an east/west pedestrian link from Central Croydon, through East Croydon Train Station into Addiscombe and beyond
  • New pedestrian entrance into East Croydon Station via a landscaped public space, new stairs and a temporary link structure connecting to the existing station bridge
  • Café culture retail on the ground floor, creating a sense of arrival at the new station entrance
  • Flexible community and small business space, accessible to Addiscombe residents
  • Retention of Cherry Orchard/ Oval Road public pocket park and the majority of mature trees
  • Creation of new green and play spaces for the new residents
  • Basement parking to ensure clutter-free landscaped public spaces throughout Morello Quarter
  • Gateway buildings

Craig Marks, Chief Executive at Menta, said: “Menta Redrow would like to thank local people for all their support to date; the team has listened and explored all feedback received over the last few months. We are committed to delivering a desirable place to live and work, with quality homes and new community spaces. Having now delivered the first 297 new homes and enabling infrastructure we are ready to proceed with the next phase subject to planning consent.”

Ricardo Rosetti, Planning Director at Redrow, said: “We are enthusiastic to continue that delivery programme with this latest phase of Morello and, subject to planning permission being granted for both applications, we are working towards starting on site in 2018.”

Colliers International is advising on the sales.

Source: CoStar