Croydon Clocktower

Croydon, London

This contextual, contemporary design acknowledges its context in many ways. The new central curved concourse creates a unified internal space from the stylistically disparate historic buildings. The new library overlooks the Town Hall and Clock Tower and enjoys panoramic views over Croydon.

The Croydon Clocktower complex exemplifies how good design can meet operational requirements whilst being instrumental in uplifting human spirit. Sustained popularity and increasing visitor numbers are testimony to the project’s success.

  • Winner of RIBA & Civic Trust awards
  • Mixed use, multi-function venue
  • Full use & occupation in 3 construction phases
    • Phase 1 - Refurbished Grade II* Listed Town Hall
    • Phase 2 - New-build state-of-the-art Public Library
    • Phase 3 - Conversion of redundant spaces to create an Arts Centre:
      • Museum
      • David Lean Cinema
      • Exhibition Gallery
      • Concert and banqueting hall
      • Shops, café and bar

  • Building Management System reduces costs
  • Full English Heritage, Planning Authority involvement in design process
  • Restoration, modernisation and extension of Grade II* listed building


​RIBA Regional Award
Civic Trust Commendation
Institution of Civil Engineers Award
Brick Design Award