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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #1
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Morello Tower | Croydon | 172m | 54 fl | Approved

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Menta injects £500m into east Croydon

Developer plans mixed-use scheme to rival Croydon Gateway


09.03.2007

By Dan Thomas

Regeneration specialist Menta has drawn up plans for a £500m office and residential scheme in east Croydon.

Menta is planning 1m sq ft (92,900 sq m) of offices, shops and homes around East Croydon station and Cherry Orchard Road.

The scheme, designed by Ken Shuttleworth’s Make, will feature four towers, a public plaza and a park as well as extensive works on the surrounding transport interchange.

The plans rival those for a scheme at the nearby Croydon Gateway, which is at the centre of a dispute over the right to develop between Stanhope and Schroders, and Frogmore and Arrowcroft.

It is also hoped that the development will cover East Croydon station, where Network Rail is looking for a potential partner.

Menta has proposed a new station plaza with shops, restaurants and bars at ground level, which will link existing bus, taxi and tram services with East Croydon station.

There will be around 350,000 sq ft (32,515 sq m) of offices and retail. The remainder will be a mix of private and affordable housing.

Menta, which is run by directors Craig Marks and Brian Craig, is to unveil the scheme at the MIPIM conference in Cannes next week.

The developer has consulted with Croydon Council, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. It will submit a planning application later this year.

Marks said the scheme could provide up to 2,500 jobs: ‘We need to transform central Croydon into a place where people can live, work and socialise. The creation of a high-quality transport interchange, which will provide improved links between trains, trams and buses, is a crucial element of our proposals.

‘We want improvements at East Croydon station to be the catalyst for wide-scale regeneration and urban renewal of the area surrounding Cherry Orchard Road.’

Menta’s proposals will also relocate the Royal Mail sorting office from its existing site to a new, modern facility on the site of Cherryfield Meat Packers Yard.

The yard will be transferred to a more appropriate location. Menta was formed more than seven years ago to take on the assets of property portfolios from companies that had gone into receivership.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #2
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Croydon is to London what Yokohama is to Tokyo (except Croydon's not a port... ).
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #3
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Is this for the actual Gateway site or nearby?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #4
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Another site nearby
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Old March 9th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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and Yokohama is a multi-million population city, and Croydon has what, <cough> 350,000?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #7
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‘We need to transform central Croydon into a place where people can live, work and socialise"

ha ha, yeah good point.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #8
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‘We need to transform central Croydon into a place where people can live, work and socialise"

ha ha, yeah good point.
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And then get mugged
Or you could get beaten up for "looking at my bird", when in fact all you were doing was looking at the pavement as you walk along. I have the pleasure of going through Croydon most days, and then past Selhurst Park (I'm a Brighton fan). However, being able to monitor the progress of Pan Peninsula, Willis, Broadgate, etc, makes up for it as I approach London Bridge.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #10
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Or you could get beaten up for "looking at my bird", when in fact all you were doing was looking at the pavement as you walk along. I have the pleasure of going through Croydon most days, and then past Selhurst Park (I'm a Brighton fan). However, being able to monitor the progress of Pan Peninsula, Willis, Broadgate, etc, makes up for it as I approach London Bridge.
Did that happen?...next time one of the swamp people says that just say..." Well..I was just gonna tell her this joke to make her laugh her tits off..but I see she's alredy heard it mate"


They will then apologise and walk away...right! The only thing that really ruins this country is that 4th world street behaviour...best potential education system in the world and you end up with that!
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and Yokohama is a multi-million population city, and Croydon has what, <cough> 350,000?
Croydon is part of London, Yokohama isn't part of Tokyo.
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Published 09 March 2007 at 11:37, updated 11:49
Make unveils huge Croydon tower scheme – images



MAKE has revealed the first images of its huge four-tower scheme in the heart of Croydon, south London.

The project in Cherry Orchard Road for developer Menta, will create more than 100,000m2 of new office, retail and residential space and will be instrumental in transforming East Croydon station into one of the capital’s ‘leading commuter transport hubs’.

It is understood the project will feature a mix of social, affordable and private housing and could create up to 2,500 new jobs.

The focal point of the development will be a new urban park which, the developer hopes, will ‘complement and help bring forward the rejuvenation of’ the station.

A spokesman for the developer said: ‘The development is still in its early stages, but is likely to include a new station plaza with shops, restaurants and bars at ground level, uniting existing bus, taxi and tram services with East Croydon Station.’

Over the next few months the developer will carry out an extensive public consultation on the scheme which is expected to be submitted for planning later this year.

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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #13
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Wow. I'll believe it when I see it. In Croydon you say...welll damn...

Thats spectacular.
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Don't know how they'll deal with all the land acquisition down Cherry Orchard Road.... it's not an empty junkyard like the Croydon Gateway site... it's a parade full of small shops/launderettes/Oval school/houses...

Anyway, it's a nice idea, but I don't get why they are pushing the centre of Croydon further east? It's such a wrong location... less than 50 yards from East Croydon station are dense residential roads in all directions.
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and Yokohama is a multi-million population city, and Croydon has what, <cough> 350,000?
Yokohama's just part of the Tokyo metropolis. It has widely drawn boundaries but it's basically just a suburban centre.
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Wow, these towers look amazing!!
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These towers are proposed to replace one of Croydon's finer buildings. This is a view from the good side!

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blimy, I'll believe it when I see it. East Croydon has the better transport so it makes sense to expand I suppose. The station is already very busy though. I reckon a new route to the shopping area would need to be properly identified and established. I don't like the look of those outside escalators. People don't like changing level. Keep it FLAT. And has anyone, ever, anywhere, seen outdoor escalators that don't look plain nasty within a year or two?
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Is it possible to estimate the height ... there seems to be an established building in the render, what is that?
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The existing tower is the Richard Seifert designed building which used to be called the NLA Tower. 82m, 24 floors I believe.

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