East Croydon City Council has given planning permission to the UK’s tallest residential tower, estimated to cost around £250m, to be built in Croydon, South London, UK.
The proposed 55-storey building is being built by Laing O’Rourke for Menta and consists of two residential buildings providing nearly 500 homes, including shared ownership and family housing.
In addition, the tower will also house a 165-bed hotel, 6,600m² of offices and new community centre and shops.
The building will host a genuine vertical community with shared amenity spaces at all levels including roof gardens, games room, craft room and business centre, and rooms available for private hire for family celebrations and other events.
The new development will be spread across three separate locations next to East Croydon railway station and designed to integrate with a new station entrance funded by Network Rail and the city which is expected to be completed 2014.