This post was first published by My London on 03/03/2020.
You’ll have seen the absolutely massive tower block being built on College Road in Croydon.
It’s 101 George Street, a huge 38-storey and a 44-storey block of modular flats that people in Croydon will be able to rent out.
But you may not know there’s another huge tower planned right next to it.
You’ll soon see this beginning to reach up into the skyline.
It will even taller – a part 49, part 34-storey tower containing 817 co-living as well as 120 normal flats offered as shared ownership.
The rented co-living flats will be the first of their kind in Croydon, with residents living in small self-contained rooms and sharing communal spaces including a gym, residents’ lounge, library, party kitchens and a cinema room.
The rooms range from 20-29sqm and all will have a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom.
The plans have been put forward by Tide Construction, the company behind 101 George Street – two towers of 44 and 38 storeys which are nearing completion and sit over the road from this new development.
And like this development, it will be a modular construction, with the building made up off-site and transported into Croydon.
The plans were unanimously approved by Croydon Council’s planning committee on Thursday, February 27.
At the meeting Simon Toplis from HTA Design said: “Residents will be those seeking a greater sense of community and belonging in their lives, we believe this will be people of all ages and backgrounds including key workers and graduates.
“But equally older people looking for more sociable and neighbourly places to live.”
The plans are part of the Fair Field Masterplan which includes a range of developments on land between Fairfield Halls and Croydon College.
The approved plans from Tide Construction also include a colonnade pathway between East Croydon and College Green for cyclists and pedestrians.
The plans also include 15 parking spaces for blue badge holders and space for 463 bicycles.
The developers expect the new building to be completed in 2022.
Original Article Link: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/what-second-huge-tower-going-17854336