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Plans sumbitted for £250m Croydon skyscraper

Menta has resubmitted plans for a £250 million mixed-use tower development in East Croydon. 

The 53-storey residential tower will create almost 500 town-centre homes as well as shops and community facilities at the Cherry Orchard Road site.

But the developer will have to wait until July to find out if planners have given the skyscraper - which will rival the BT Tower in height - the go-ahead.

Menta also has plans to build a 165-bed four-star hotel and 6,600 sq m of office space on the site.

The resubmission comes two years after the firm withdrew initial plans for the site amid a public backlash over height. Since then Menta has been hammering out new plans with both council officials and people living in the local area.

Laing O’Rourke has been appointed construction consultants and Mott Macdonald is consulting on transport.

Foreman Roberts is the engineer and Make the architect.

Make’s Cara Bamford said: “From the outset we wanted to match Croydon’s ambitions for itself and create an elegant landmark building that offers a lifestyle as totally removed from outdated concepts of ‘high rise’ living as possible.

“Our building will host a genuine ‘vertical community’, with shared amenity spaces at all levels including roof gardens, games room, craft room and business centre, and rooms available for private hire for family celebrations and other events.”


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