The vision for Ruskin Square is to create an exciting new business, residential and leisure quarter within the centre of Croydon; a new place in an established town centre. This new development will offer a high quality environment in which people will want to live, work and relax. ABC+D takes a look…
Ruskin Square will comprise in total, five Grade A office buildings of between seven and 15 storeys, which will provide up to 1,250,000ft2 (net) of new accommodation with flexible floor plates and an abundance of natural light together with up to 625 residential units, 100,000ft2 of retail space, cafés and restaurants all set within areas of attractive public realm.
First class accessibility A town centre location with excellent public transport links.
A high quality, mixed use urban quarter The scheme has been designed to create a new destination with emphasis on combining a variety of uses and place-making features.
Strategic regeneration Ruskin Square will be part of an outstanding regeneration project in the centre of Croydon, set to become one of the capital’s most vibrant town centres and a major driver of the economy.
Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) and Stanhope have appointed Lendlease as the preferred contractor for the first of five office buildings at Ruskin Square, the partnership’s £500m business, residential and leisure quarter adjacent.
With a shortage of Grade A office accommodation in the central London market in particular, Ruskin Square’s new office space will meet a growing demand from occupiers across the Capital and South East.
Situated at the heart of Croydon’s business district, the Ruskin Square development will also provide contemporary accommodation. Work on the first residential phase at Ruskin Square began in July 2014, with Places for People appointed to build and manage the construction of 161 high quality homes, due to be completed in 2016.
Guests were able to look at specification samples of materials being used for kitchens, tiling and flooring, while enjoying an unprecedented bird’s eye view of construction progress from the 11th floor.
Vita has been designed by London-based architect AHMM and comprises a mix of one and two-bedroom homes set within an elegant, sculpted L-shape, with a nine-storey plinth and a soaring 22-storey tower.
Each and every apartment will enjoy its own direct access to a secure, outdoor amenity area – either a large balcony or sizeable terrace and private gardens at ground level. In addition, the building will also have a roof garden on the ninth floor, providing breath-taking views across Croydon towards London and the surrounding countryside.
Located directly adjacent to East Croydon station, residents will have unrivalled access to one of the South East’s best connected transport hubs, which offers train services connecting to Central London in under 15 minutes.