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PRP wins planning for Croydon towers

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] PRP has won planning for a pair of residential towers in Croydon

The 17 and 32-storey towers in south London will contain 320 flats and are linked at ground floor with a reception area and ancillary spaces including a café and gym.

The site opposite East Croydon Station will be landscaped to reflect the ‘grid pattern of the building’s base’.

Sheppard Robson had previously won permission for a 23-storey office building on the plot. However the client decided to switch to the residential scheme ‘for viability purposes’. 

Speaking about the ‘unanimous approval’ for the 26,327m2 scheme, Richard Harvey, director at PRP, said: ‘It’s great to see such a prominent site being regenerated and used to its full potential, both in housing for the area and as a high quality landscaped route through to the station.

‘The design concepts optimise the residential footprint by splitting the square site diagonally and slipping the two chamfered plans along the desire line creating a dynamic form that steps in scale from 17 to 32 storeys and provides a gateway to the Fairfield masterplan.’

PRP Architects

Project data

Location 101 George Street, Croydon
Type of project mixed-use
Client Terrace Hill Group plc
Architect PRP
Landscape architect PRP
Planning consultant Rolfe Judd
Structural engineer Walsh Group
M&E consultant Mecserve
Gross internal floor area 26,327m2
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 203 tonnes per annum – 40.4 per cent reduction
Specific environmental targets Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4

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