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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #81
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Old May 6th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #82
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #83
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Gleeds to oversee £500m Croydon job

Published: 22 May 2008 16:43 Author: Lisa Glancy More by this Author Last Updated: 22 May 2008 16:43

Consultant Gleeds has been selected to provide cost management services to the £500 million Cherry Orchard Road Development in Croydon, south London for private property firm Menta.
The 1.7ha mixed-use scheme will be made up of four towers ranging from 23 to 52 storeys high.

It will include one million sq ft of residential space and 250,000 sq ft of office space. A new public piazza and urban park will be created as part of the regeneration scheme.

A planning application is due to be submitted later this summer and subject to consent being granted the project is due to start construction later this year.


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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #84
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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #85
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Not sure if this has been posted before...

May 22, 2008

Boris Backs Croydon Regeneration

So the local football team failed to clamber up the rope ladder to the departing helicopter of the Premier League, and in truth it's nothing more than an ancient dump where the council will spy on you without reason. Yet Croydon's future looks rosy: Mayor Boris has lavished praise on plans for an exhaustive regeneration of the borough.
Croydon Gateway, as this swanky, Flash-heavy website ably demonstrates, is a scheme that aims to "shape a renewed sense of place" in central Croydon, with new residential & office space combining with the area's transport links to offer a new landmark for the borough. Boris has described this, among other new developments, as positive "adornments". In something of a Tory love-in, the London Assembly member for Croydon, Steve O'Connell, described the "support and encouragement" from his Conservative chum at City Hall, a man not previously known for his love of large-scale high rise projects and whose commitment to green spaces is perhaps at odds with his redevelopment jonesing. As one commenter on the Croydon Guardian site notes: "[Boris] thought Croydon had no views to protect. That sounds a little too much like a developers charter to me."

We were somewhat unimpressed back in 2005 when a hack at the local paper decided that Croydon was a mere ten years away from being the new New York. But perhaps our mirth was premature? Flash forward a few years, we could be forgoing a Covent Garden cappuccino and catching the tram Croydon way for a mocha, mini Manhattan style.

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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #86
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Boris must hate Croydon to be pleased with the borough tower proposals.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 05:23 PM   #87
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http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1561

Boris Johnson's office has just approved a 17 storey tower at 100 George St. by Sheppard Robson architects (developer - Terrace Hill). Seeing though it's already got planning permission from Croydon council, looks as though this ones got the all clear.
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I thought I'd add some points on the ongoing Croydon Gateway saga, just to clear up some of the confusion expressed on this thread.

The Stanhope/Schroders scheme (designed by Fosters), also known as Ruskin Square, is approved following a planning appeal that concluded in 2006. The scheme covers the main part of the Gateway site (south of Lansdowne road) and the legal agreement required the submission of a scheme for the northern part of the site (currently the NCP car park and surface car park). That was done late 2006 and Stanhope has since appealed against what is known as "non-determination". The appeal is scheduled to be heard at the beginning of August, although Croydon Council recently confirmed that they would not be opposing the scheme. Alongside this, Stanhope has progressed matters with Croydon Council on the pre-commencement conditions associated with the main part of the site, which may have all now been signed off.

The Arrowcroft scheme, in partnership with Croydon Council (designed by Michael Auckett) was considered at a public inquiry in late 2007. Although the Council resolved to grant planning permission early in 2007, the scheme was referred to the Secretary of State, who subsequently confirmed that the scheme would be "called in" for determination. Before the inquiry, Croydon Council issued CPO proceedings against Stanhope, given that Stanhope owns all but the NCP car park. To save time, the Arrowcroft scheme and the CPO issue were considered at the same inquiry. The decision is due in July/August 2008.

In summary, the main Stanhope scheme is permitted and, I believe, they could commence work at any time. However, it is clear that they have not done so because of the risk associated with losing the CPO element of the Inquiry. This is regardless of whether the Arrowcroft scheme is permitted or not.

I hope this helps everyone.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #89
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'Urban Regeneration Vehicle' progressing nicely:



http://www.croydon.gov.uk/content/de...generation.pdf

The visual above shows an early impression of how the area around The Queen’s Gardens might be transformed.

John Laing Projects and Developments (JLPD) has been identified by Croydon Council as its preferred private sector partner to spearhead a new wave of regeneration in Croydon. The hard work will now start to draw up a partnership agreement that involves the council as a 50:50 partner.Initially, the council expects to place four assets in the first tranche of development opportunities. These are Taberner House, the council’s 40-year-old skyscraper headquarters; the council’s 1960’s offices in Fell Road; College Green including the College’s arts teaching block as well as the underground and multi-storey car parks and the open space; and the Tamworth annex site in West Croydon, the former school that is currently being used by the Primary Care Trust. Most of the buildings involved have a limited life in their present form and are presenting increasing maintenance liabilities. All would benefit from regeneration or redevelopment.

Below are a couple of initial 'CGI's of the new council offices, that will sit on Mint Walk/Fell Road to replace Taberner House, (note: Taberner house completely demolished in the above sketch).

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Old June 9th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #90
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Thanks to both Ginger General and csk.

That image looks great!
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Croydon Plan Tabener House Replacement/Croydon/15-16 fl/Height unknown/planning

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These images are the first glimpse of how plans could revitalize the southern part of Croydon center in and around the council's headquarters of Taberner House.

The masterplan sees the complete demolition of Taberner House, a 77 metre tall, 21 floor office building built in 1967 that is the third tallest building at present in the Borough of Croydon that dominates the southern part of the skyline.

It would be replaced with a new less dominant glass and steel headquarters for the council also overlooking Queens Garden of about 15 ot 16 storeys.

Also featured are several other new buildings to the immediate west of it overlooking Fell Road including a new tower on a corner position and a mid-rise building sandwiched between it and the new council headquarters.

Improvements could be made to Park Lane that separates Queens Garden from Croydon College and the Fairfields Hall plot. These two sites are also up for redevelopment and have long been expected to include a self-contained cluster of towers and landscaped public space although plans for this have been floating about since at least 2001 with little publicly visible progress.

Croydon council has chosen John Laing Developments as their partner in the venture with Gladedale handling the residential side allowing them to finally push ahead with on the project to help them realise the substantial value of their holdings in the area that are currently poorly exploited.

I think this will be a great addition to the croydon skyline and will improve the overall look of the area with other developments such as Croydon Gateway taking place.

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Old June 10th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #92
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Croydon £450m regeneration plans outlined

12:49 | 10.06.08

By Jennifer Rigby

John Laing Developments has outlined its plans for the £450m regeneration of Croydon in partnership with the council.

The developer was selected by Croydon Council to be its 50:50 partner for the urban regeneration asset backed vehicle last week and has this week chosen Gladedale to be its partner for the residential elements of the scheme.

The partners are planning to create two 40 storey towers comprising 659 units. In total, across the four sites in the centre there will be 1314 residential units developed by Gladedale.

John Laing will also build a new office building for Croydon Council as well as other mixed-use elements.

EPR Architects has designed the plans. Knight Frank are the property advisors for John Laing.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #93
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It would be a bit of a shame to see Taberner House go for me. My parents both worked and met each other there.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #94
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It would be a bit of a shame to see Taberner House go for me. My parents both worked and met each other there.
Tehn get in there and take some pics of the actual spot where they first saw each other...your grandchildren will thank you one day

Thsi thread is very interesing and active...thanks for all the info...especially seeing as I am considering moving nearby
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I think it is time for Taberner house to go, and I think it will really prove the fact that Croydon is changing (and for the better). Another image of the new council offices has been released showing the central atrium space within the building (below):



By the way has anyone heard of any sort of time frame for this project, im assuming that it will have to be staggered to allow for the council to stay in it's current building before moving into the completed new block on Fell road.
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ij got this image sent a couple of days ago by the IYLO people

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i might go check the site out a bit later today or tommorow....will get a few pics of alt 25 its coming a long very quickly now.....
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Refusal for Croydon Gateway Arena




Croydon Council and Arrowcroft lose battle for arena at the coveted London development
A lengthy battle between landowners Stanhope and Schroders and Croydon Council, who applied for a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to build an Arena at the East Croydon site, has swung in Stanhope’s favour today. Communities secretary, Hazel Blears, has refused permission for the Arrowcroft designed Arena, cementing the findings of a public inquiry held last year which issued severe doubts over the scheme’s viability.

Arrowcroft’s 12,500 seat Arena design (together with plans for 900 flats, 60,000 sq m of offices and shops and restaurants) was severely opposed by residents as well as Stanhope and Schroders Investment Managers.

Stanhope and Schroders hit out at Arrowcroft releasing a press statement today where William Hill, Managing Director of Schroders Investment Managers and David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope, said: “We are not surprised that the Secretary of State has refused to grant planning permission for a 12,500-seat arena given the weaknesses in the scheme which were identified at a Public Inquiry last year.

“Schroders and Stanhope will now take time to study the decision by the Secretary of State and to consider its implications.”

Stanhope and Schroders' own plans for the area, which have received planning permission, include a 4.5 acre park and event space central to a development of 560 apartments, retail space and 900,000 sq ft of office space. But completion is still under risk while the CPO remains looming.

The joint statement released by the landowners stated: “As an expected decision on Croydon Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order has been delayed, we do not wish to say anything further at the moment.”

The delayed CPO will give Arrowcroft an opportunity to submit an appeal of Blears’ decision with the High Court if they so chose to.

The news comes as London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson has given his support for Croydon’s campaign to be recognised as the third city of London. He said: “I like what they are doing in Croydon, you can't fault it. Croydon is the third city of London, it is going to be.”
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wtf! they took that pic from skyscrapernews, now thats not what surprises me as there's healthy borrowing going on between various sites. what does is the top right corner is blurry is because i pasted two pictures together that were different resolutions to make that one image. i couldn't find a larger image of the whole shot back in 2004. i cant believe it's doing the rounds instead of official renderings.
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Ah it was you started the "Tilt-Shift" miniaturisation effect gothic?
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