30-38 Addiscombe Road is an apartment complex sited in the dynamic and rapidly growing area immediately around East Croydon Station. It comprises of an 8-storey mansion block addressing the street, with a setback 18-storey tower element to the south-west.
The scheme delivers 137 high quality new homes, 50% of which are affordable. The apartments are designed to a high benchmark and achieve, or go beyond the necessary space and amenity requirements. The scheme offers residents generous communal space; there is a roof garden and a large landscaped courtyard. Internal and external communal spaces are designed with a generosity of spirit that will help to foster a sense of community. The creation of a strong and well defined street presence, with active frontages enhances the local streetscape. This includes an enhanced public realm that will ensure that the site is re-integrated into the wider fabric of the town centre.
The design acknowledges how Croydon is changing and has been tested against the current and the future developments. It creates a townscape transition in terms of scale and massing from the largely residential context in the east to the taller, mixed-use town centre context in the west. The architecture language references the crisp, contemporary nature of the town centre whilst utilising brick façades with a soft colour palette to reflect the local residential character. The project will deliver the following:
- 137 apartments, including a broad mix of 1-3 bed units (overall 10% 3 bed provision);
- Over 50% affordable tenure provision;
- 10% Part M3(4) wheelchair units;
- London & LB Croydon planning policy compliant design.