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Office block near East Croydon station ‘to get even taller’ when converted into flats

Office block near East Croydon station ‘to get even taller’ when converted into flats
Jul 26, 2016 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published on The Croydon Advertiser on 26/07/2016

Office block near East Croydon station ‘to get even taller’ when converted into flats

Developers behind the revamp of an empty office block next to East Croydon station are hoping to build an extra six stories on top of the existing building before turning the whole thing into flats.

If plans set to go before Croydon Council’s planning committee on Thursday are approved, Carolyn House, in Dingwall Road, will become 22 stories high.

Developers Arcus are hoping to turn the whole building into 182 flats for rent, with space for two restaurants or cafes on the ground floor on Dingwall Road, some communal work space and roof gardens.

Arcus want to add extensions to the building of four and six stories, making space for more flats and giving it a tiered roof. It will also be cladded to give it a complete makeover.

Half of the homes in the development are designated for affordable housing under the plans, and there would be storage for 58 bikes under the plans as well as disabled parking spaces.

Planning officers at the council have recommended councillors grant the scheme planning permission, which was referred to the planning committee by chair Paul Scott.

The council has already given permission for part of the ground floor, the first, third and seventh floors, as well as floors 9 to 16 to be made into residential flats.

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