This post was first published by My London on 29/04/2019.
What a huge new tower block being built near East Croydon station will look like
The high rise development on the site of the former job centre will be 24 storeys tall and named Vista24.
New images have been released showing what two new tower blocks being built in Croydon town centre will look like.
Vista 24 will see 181 new homes be built across two towers of nine storeys and 24 storeys.
The development is being built on the site of the former job centre on Dingwall Road, and also includes spce for businesses on the ground, first and second floors, which could include a new restaurant, café or bar.
Work to build the towers started earlier this year , and developers Bellway have now released images showing what the development will look like when finished.
It is understood the project won’t be complete until the end of 2020.
The homes will be made up of 86 one-bed apartments, 81 two-bed apartments and 14 three-bed apartments. Their prices have not yet been released.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced it would be leaving the Croydon town centre job centre branch at the start of last year, and by May staff were relocated to Croydon Council ’s base, Bernard Weatherill House, on Mint Walk.
Earlier this month, Telereal Trillium, who obtained planning permission for the development in May 2018, sold the site to Bellway in a deal worth £27. The agreement also included the sale of a residential development in Hampshire.
Emma Hamlett, sales director for Bellway London, said: “We’re regenerating a brownfield site and creating something very special at Vista 24.
“We’re confident that the apartments we’re building are just what people need and are looking for in this part of London.
“They’re central and just a five-minute walk from East Croydon railway station, from where it’s 15 minutes to London Bridge and just 16 minutes into London Victoria.
“These apartments will be ideal for professionals commuting into Central London, for first-time buyers and investors.”
While the development was designed to be car-free, it will have eight disabled car parking spaces, as well as a secure bike storage unit.
There are also plans to create private and communal gardens as part of the scheme, including a courtyard and rooftop gardens.
The site of the development is surrounded on all sides by a number of significant developments which are anticipated to be built or completed in the years ahead, including Ruskin Square, the One Landsdowne 68-storey skyscraper and Morello II on the other side of the East Croydon station.