This post was first published by My London on 26/02/2020.
You might have noticed there’s a lot of things being built in Croydon at the moment, especially around East Croydon Station and you’ll see another massive building going up from next month.
So what’s it going to be?
Surprise surprise, it will actually be 500 new flats.
Back in 2018 developers Menta and Redrow were given the go-ahead by Croydon Council to build 500 new flats in two 25-storey towers.
The flats in Cherry Orchard Road are the second phase of Morello – a mixed-use development next to East Croydon Station.
Developers have already built more than 300 homes in the first phase of the project known as the Morello Quarter.
The £200 million scheme will include 118 affordable homes and 20,000sq ft of offices and commercial space as well as a public square.
It also includes a new station entrance connecting Addiscombe, through the Morello II development, into East Croydon station.
The new flats are part of the East Croydon Masterplan which brings together a number of developments near the station.
Craig Marks, chief executive of Menta, said: “We have been involved in Croydon for a number of years, starting with the six acre gateway site now being delivered as Ruskin Square. Now working in joint venture with Redrow we have already delivered 300 new homes, including many affordable units, for Londoners.
“Menta are also in the process of considering other options to assist the council deliver a new station and environment around the station with an implemented consent for over 100,000 sq ft of offices and leisure uses on adjacent landholdings.
“We invited Make Architects to join the team and we now have wonderful public realm and landscaping framing our buildings from the railway, giving a perception of a less dense environment whilst delivering the all-important outputs of new homes and jobs.”
Original Article Link: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/what-youre-going-see-being-17817542