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Stanhope and Schroders unveil 10-storey Croydon office scheme

Developer Stanhope and its partner Schroders yesterday presented a speculative proposal for a 22,000 square metre office scheme at Ruskin Square to the London Borough of Croydon's strategic planning committee.

The proposed building would comprise eight to 10 storeys primarily comprising office space and with some flexible space on the ground and first floors which could be used for shops. The site is located on the southern side of Lansdowne Walk, adjacent to the new bridge at East Croydon Station.

The proposals would be the first commercial phase of the developers' Ruskin Square Masterplan, which the Council granted outline consent to in July 2011. It sets out plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the nine acre site to provide 550 homes as well as 1 million square feet of office space. The plan is part of the Council's wider East Croydon Masterplan which sets out the vision for adjoining areas around East Croydon Station.

Stanhope and Schroders were last year granted consent for the first residential phase of the scheme, which includes a 22 storey building to comprise 161 flats.

“Following the successful opening of the new bridge and pedestrian link, we want to ensure that there is animation and activity on this important gateway site," said the development partners in a statement.

“We will be shortly commencing construction of the first phase of residential development, and with other positive developments in planning and development in the town, this is further great news for the regeneration of Croydon."

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