A 37-storey tower in central Croydon designed by AJ100 practice Darling Associates is set to start on-site in next year.
The College Road Tower mixed-use scheme for Silver Star Properties will start on site in September 2015 for completion in 2017, the practice said.
The structure, which has a lower 15-storey section, will house a 225-bedroom hotel on its lowest 11 storeys, a gym and restaurant on its 12th floor and 159 apartments on its upper floors.
Darling said the tower’s external design features gave a ‘depth and continuity’ to the relevant floor uses and that the top of the towers featured an ‘enclosing and capping crown’ in anodised aluminium.
The tower’s ground floor and deck level will create a pedestrian link between East Croydon Station and College Green.
Darling Associates said the structure’s colonnaded entrance and landscaping had been contextually planned to help match the surrounding plaza.
The scheme, which is part of Croydon’s Fairfield Masterplan, now has consent from borough planners, who said it fitted ‘seamlessly’ into the south London hub’s skyline.
Location: College Road, Croydon
Type of project: Mixed-use - residential/hotel
Client: Silver Star Properties
Architect: Darling Associates
Landscape architect: LDA Design
Planning consultant: DP9
Heritage advisor: KMHeritage
Structural Engineer: Walsh Associates
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: URS
Project cost: £55million
Start on site date: Autumn 2015
Completion date: Winter 2017
Form of contract and/or procurement: Two-stage design and build