10,000m2 of new offices forming part of the regeneration of the area to the west of East Croydon station. The scheme for Abstract Securities offers low cost highly flexible deep plan office space that contrasts with the narrow plan 70s and 80s offices in Croydon offering Grade A Office space at competitive rents.
The simple rectilinear floorplates around central atriums optimises the floor to external wall area and assists the development meeting BREEAM 2011 Excellent. The façade is articulated to respond the forthcoming public square opposite the site and the development incorporates a new public footpath linking the square with Wellesley Grove.
A FastTrack procurement commenced design in November 2011 and construction commenced in June 2012 with completion in August 2013. The building was fully let by February 2014 to the Pension Protection Fund and Mott Macdonald engineers.
“This is just a stunning building; very simply designed but truly wonderful, very efficient, incredibly practical for occupiers and superbly located” Paul Spooner, Director of Planning, Croydon Council