Greystar has submitted plans today to Croydon Council for One Lansdowne Road, a new Build to Rent scheme in central Croydon. Proposals unlock a key development site that has been earmarked for development for some time.
The application submission is a sign of momentum on a long-stalled site that has been subject to abandoned plans to build two 68 and 41-storey residential and commercial towers, connected by an 11-storey podium. Greystar’s new plan prioritises a significant reduction in height and permeability in the form of much-needed public green square.
Designed by HTA Design, One Lansdowne Road plans include the delivery of 783 new high-quality Build to Rent homes across two buildings of 35 and 47-storeys. The proposals include a new public green square, flexible workspace and a retail unit, and also improving connections to nearby East Croydon Station.
Affordable rents at a range of different levels will be pepper-potted throughout the Build to Rent development, with all residents benefiting from the same level of services and amenities, which includes a gym, rooftop gardens and a concierge.
Greystar purchased the One Lansdowne Road site in late 2022. It has prioritised the design of a smaller and more efficient development that will deliver much needed housing for the borough, within a striking landmark design after feedback from local people.
“One Lansdowne is an incredibly important site for Croydon offering a great opportunity to deliver housing, new green space and workspace. We have submitted these plans to unlock an underused site that has long been earmarked for development and, subject to planning being granted, we hope to commence construction on in Q1 2024.
“We are really grateful to the local community for sharing feedback on our plans and helping to ensure that we can bring forward this new landmark for Croydon.
“We are proud to already have a popular scheme in Croydon and have been delighted to hear such positive feedback from residents and neighbours about Ten Degrees. We hope to build on this success and continue delivering great new places to live in Croydon.”Dan Thompson, Managing Director – UK Development, Greystar