101 George Street, Croydon
Tide Construction Development
London Borough of Croydon
546 home development in two towers including resident amenities and a new civic space
m tall buildings
101 George Street will comprise 38-storey and 44-storey towers, scaling 135 metres and providing 546 new build-to-rent (BTR) homes. They will benefit from access to shared amenities including a podium garden, roof top gardens at the top of each tower, a panoramic viewing walkway, gyms, residents lounge and private dining and event rooms.
The scheme will provide a new civic space for Croydon at ground level – a ‘woodland winter garden’ that will offer a new green space to George Street and create a gateway to the emerging cultural quarter. The ground floor also incorporates a new art gallery space, a café and flexible spaces which will incorporate a wide range of possible uses including business incubator spaces and artist’s studio spaces.
The scheme is set to deliver the tallest modular tower in the world.
As the transport consultant for Tide Construction, Vectos provided advice to support the planning application by producing a Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Car Park Management Plan, Delivery & Servicing Management Plan and a Construction Logistics Plan.
The Construction Logistics Plan proved particularly challenging given the size of modules which needed to be transported through the centre of Croydon. Some modules exceeded 4m in width and therefore the Metropolitan Police needed to be made aware and the transportation was required to take place prior to 7am.
Vectos worked closely with transport officers at the London Borough of Croydon to create a safe and efficient route for all road users. Measures to ensure this included provision of banksmen along the route (once vehicles had exited the strategic road network), relocation of signal junctions and the installation of an ANPR camera.