Croydon Council approves plans for UK’s second tallest skyscraper
September 28, 2017 – Croydon Council’s planning committee has granted permission for the construction of the UK’s second tallest building, known as the One Lansdowne Road.
The new double tower building will feature 68- and 41-floors, which will be connected by 11-storey podium structure. Now, the project requires approval from the mayor of London before construction can begin.
Planned to be built opposite the new £1.4bn Westfield shopping complex, the new tower complex would be rise to 236m high, taller than Canary Wharf and only eclipsed by 310m tall The Shard.
One Lansdowne Road will be developed by Guildhouse Rosepride in partnership with China Building Technique Group Company. The partners are expected to start the construction by next summer and project is expected to be ready by the end of 2022.
The dual tower mixed-use project will feature approximately 794 affordable flats, 35,000 sq m of office space as well as shops, a swimming pool and gym, a bar, a restaurant as well as a public viewing gallery.
Guildhouse Rosepride CEO David Hudson said: “The great challenge for Croydon is to change perceptions and this scheme will help it to become a destination in its own right. This will help to achieve that because, in my opinion, it will be a world-famous building.”
The building has been be designed by Piers Gough of CZWG Architects.