Croydon approves ten-storey office building at Ruskin Square development site

Out-Law News | 12 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm |

The London Borough of Croydon has approved developers Stanhope and Schroders' detailed proposals for the construction of a ten-storey office block at the entrance to the Ruskin Square development in south London.

The Council granted outline planning permission in March 2012 for the mixed-use redevelopment of a nine acre site to be known as Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon station. The outline plans include the construction of five residential buildings and six office buildings, a 200 seat theatre and a new public square. Detailed plans for the first phase construction of a 22-storey residential building on the site were approved in March 2013.

The latest approval will permit the construction of a 22,000 square metre, glass and metal clad office building in the central eastern part of the Ruskin Square site. The proposals include 1,000 sq m of ground floor retail space, facing onto Lansdowne Road and the forthcoming Ruskin Square, and nearly 17,000 sq m of offices on the upper floors of the building.

The building will be located immediately to the south of the residential building approved in March 2013 and the recently opened Network Rail footbridge over the railway from East Croydon station.

The plans were approved, subject to conditions, on 5 August.