Fifty-four storey Croydon scheme goes in for planning

Architect Make has submitted a planning application for an entirely new design for a 54-storey tower at the Cherry Orchard Road development in Croydon.

The scheme, which includes plans for 499 flats, a 165-bed four star hotel, 6,600 sq m of office space and a community centre, is the second Make-designed plan for the site for developer Menta.

In total the scheme envisages 69,000 sq m of development, which is seen as the anchor for the wider 200,000 sq m redevelopment of the East Croydon area.

Ken Shuttleworth of Make said: “Our mixed use scheme reflects the bold ambitions of Croydon, and sits with the borough’s masterplan for the station and its environs.”

Craig Marks of Menta said: “The residential tower is set to be a beacon for further investment in Croydon, by positioning it firmly on the shortlist for both investors and occupiers looking at well connected and desirable locations to invest in the capital.”

Menta withdrew Make’s previous design for the site after the council recommended the £500m scheme for refusal in July 2009.