Promising to deliver south London’s most iconic landmark, Guildhouse Rosepride, in partnership with China Building Technique Group Co, intend to start construction on One Lansdowne Road in 2017.
Guildhouse Rosepride recently submitted a new planning application for two towers of 69 and 39 storeys (subsequently amended to 42 storeys) which will become the architectural centrepiece of Croydon and form the centrepiece of this landmark mixed use development. Although this was refused, the scheme remains under discussion with Croydon Council. In the meantime, the developers are in the process of discharging the pre-commencement conditions relating to their existing planning consent and works will begin on site in February 2017.
Designed by Piers Gough CBE of CZWG Architects, the development will contain 917 apartments, over 200,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, a glass-bottomed swimming pool spanning the office atrium on the eighth floor, the highest bar/restaurant in London on the 65th and 66th floors and viewing gallery on the 67th floor.
One Lansdowne is situated just a few minutes’ walk from East Croydon and West Croydon Stations and directly opposite the Whitgift shopping centre, which is being transformed into one of the UK’s leading retail and leisure destinations by Westfield and Hammerson over the next few years.
Guildhouse Rosepride enlisted the services of renowned architect Piers Gough, of CZWG Architects, for its One Lansdowne Road proposals.
Piers was chosen because of his expertise in residential development but also because we wanted to create a great piece of architecture that was also affordable in the Croydon market.
We believe Piers Gough has achieved such a scheme spectacularly successfully.
With the help of the China Building Technique Group Company we have been able to press ahead with a scheme featuring two towers, standing 69 and 39 storeys high.
We have incorporated several features into the scheme which will reflect its iconic status – a glass-bottomed swimming pool, a viewing gallery and the highest bar/restaurant in the UK.
With One Lansdowne Road set to become a world-famous building, increased public elements have been added to the scheme to allow visitors to enjoy it.
A glass-bottomed swimming pool will span the office atrium at the eighth floor while there will be three storeys of restaurants, bars and a viewing gallery at the top of the building.
The scheme will also make a contribution to the local environment with a new public to the north of the site.
With an on-site retail element the development will compliment its neighbourhood, with Westfield and Hammerson creating a £1billion-plus retail and leisure destination opposite and the development within easy walking distance of both East Croydon and West Croydon stations.
Guildhouse Rosepride were granted planning permission for One Lansdowne Road in 2012 following detailed consultation with the planning authority.
The One Lansdowne Road project now includes the site of the previous application and the Voyager House site, which is being acquired to facilitate a more comprehensive and timely development of this very importantly sited corner of the Croydon Opportunity Area Planning Framework.
We have now submitted detailed plan for our amended scheme featuring two towers, an extensive office element and improved public facilities to Croydon Council.
One Lansdowne Road is ideally placed to benefit from unrivalled connectivity with the City, the West End and Gatwick Airport.
The high-speed rail link from East Croydon means central London is effectively on your doorstep, not to mention Brighton and the beautiful south coast little more than half an hour away.
West Croydon is on London Overground, providing fast and regular Tube-style trains to Shoreditch and East London while Croydon is at the heart of the capital’s only tram network, with Wimbledon and Beckenham among its destinations.
One Lansdowne Road is also ideally placed to enjoy the revival of Croydon itself. With the £1billion shopping and retail mecca being delivered by Westfield and Hammerson directly opposite, not to mention being part of one of London’s greenest boroughs, it is little wonder that Croydon has become the capital’s latest property hot-spot.