Croydon Ruskin Square apartment block approved

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Joint developers Stanhope and Schroder have gained detailed planning for the first phase apartment block in its £500m Ruskin Square development in Croydon.

The building will consist of a 20-storey apartment block and 9-storey plinth building where enabling works are expected to get underway shortly.

Ian Mason, fund director at Schroders, said: “Stanhope and Schroders are delighted that the first phase of housing at Ruskin Square has been approved and we intend to get on site shortly to commence preparatory works for construction.

Ruskin Square apartment

“We want to ensure that there is animation and activity on this important site, together with the new bridge at East Croydon Station, so that Ruskin Square fulfils its role as Croydon’s Gateway. With other positive developments in planning and development in the town, this is great news for the regeneration of Croydon.”

The wider Ruskin Square plans consist of one million square feet of offices, apartments and leisure facilities on a 3.6 ha site next to East Croydon railway station.

Mace was appointed as construction manager for the building plans six years ago, but the scheme has been stuck on the starting blocks since 2007.

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