Croydon is pushing forward with a regeneration programme worth more than £5.25bn and is a place full of potential for growth. Our pioneering Growth Zone partnership with central government, TfL and GLA means existing and prospective investors, developers and occupiers can have the confidence that Croydon’s ambition is matched by a clear vision and ability to deliver the necessary infrastructure required for sustainable expansion.
Croydon offers a choice of modern offices, business parks, industrial units, retail centres and development sites strategically located across the borough. If you are looking for information on development opportunities, sites and commercial properties to rent or buy, including council owned land and buildings, please contact the Croydon Urban Edge team.
Here are some of key developments in Croydon today.
College Green and Fairfield Halls
Work is underway to transform Croydon’s Fairfield Halls into a world-class performance venue. Due to open in winter 2018, the refurbished space will include a 25,000 sq ft art gallery alongside flexible retail and community space.
The project, designed by MICA Architects, will also deliver 2,000 new homes and up to 1,000,000 sq. ft. and 475,000 sq. ft. of commercial and health and education space.
Ruskin Square is a £500 million development by Stanhope and Schroders in the heart of Croydon’s business district, providing 625 new homes and 1.25 million sq ft of Grade A office space – equivalent to workspace for up to 10,000 people.
The Ruskin Square development comprises five new major commercial buildings of which the first residential and commercial phases have been completed.
HM Revenue and Customs is the first anchor tenant of the development, taking 184,000 sq ft of office space for its regional centre. The second commercial building received planning permission last year and construction is now underway.
The site of the former Croydon Council offices will be transformed into 500-plus new homes. The scheme, designed by AHMM, includes a mix of housing for sale and rent, including at least 30% affordable, and c13,000 sq ft of retail & commercial space. The historic Queen’s Gardens will be hugely enhanced as part of the plans.
Westfield and Hammerson (The Croydon Partnership)
The Whitgift Shopping Centre is about to undergo major regeneration by developers Westfield and Hammerson in a joint venture known as the Croydon Partnership.
Westfield and Hammerson’s joint £1.4 billion redevelopment will bring an outstanding retail, leisure and residential complex to the centre of Croydon, acting as a catalyst for the town’s wider regeneration.
The Croydon Partnership has been granted consent for their revised scheme, which will increase the level of residential, leisure and retail floorspace. There is also provision for a single modern car park as well as the potential inclusion of a hotel and student accommodation.
One Lansdowne Road
Guildhouse Rosepride’s mixed use development received planning consent in September 2017. The scheme, designed by architects CZWG, comprises three towers of 11, 41 and 68 storeys, featuring 794 apartments, 375,000 sq ft of office and retail space, a gym, swimming pool, a public viewing gallery and a new public plaza.
Partial demolition has begun on site.
Notting Hill Housing will redevelop Cambridge House into a 26-storey building with double height ground floor plus basement level comprising 94 residential units, of which 50% will be affordable housing.
Cairo New Road
Planning permission was granted in December 2015 for the redevelopment of 5 Cairo New Road to provide 113 residential units and 1,300 sq ft of ground floor retail and community floorspace.
St Michael’s Square
Planning permission was granted in March 2017 for the demolition of 6-44 Station Road and the construction of two buildings – one 21- and 25-storeys high – to provide 232 residential units, 10,000 sq ft of double height ground floor retail space and a new public square.
Joint venture developers Menta and Redrow are currently in pre-application discussions with Croydon Council for amendments to their previous consented scheme. Their revised scheme entails the construction of four new buildings, with two up to 25 storeys in height, to provide 436 residential units (15% affordable), 7,500 sq ft of retail and office space and a bridge link to the high level walkway into East Croydon train station. The revised scheme removes the hotel component included within their previous scheme.