AHMM submits 22-storey Croydon tower
[First look + project data] AHMM has submitted a reserved matters application for a residential skyscraper in Croydon
The project for developer Stanhope and Schroders is part of the 3.7 hectare Ruskin Square redevelopment which won outline planning permission last year.
The application was submitted as the high profile regeneration won £3.7 million of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency with a condition site infrastructure works begin next month.
AHMM’s brick and re-constituted stone design features 161 apartments including 34 affordable units. The single building varies in height between 9 and 22 storeys.
Designed to meet Code 4, Lifetime Homes and the London Housing Design Guide, the project was designed so each unit features a balcony and access to a shared roof terrace.
The scheme next to East Croydon train station is the first phase of the Foster and Partners-designed masterplan.
It includes a landscaped ground level communal garden designed by MUF. A pedestrian link, also designed by MUF, to a new bridge over East Croydon station by Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West is expected to open in the autumn.
Last October ShedKM was appointed to work on a speculative office element for the masterplan, scotching expectations Fosters would be given the role.