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Croydon Development, London
Berkeley Homes Residential Buildings in South London, England – design by Rolfe Judd architects
13 Jun 2008
Croydon Gateway Development
Vibrant Gateway Development Gets Green Light in Croydon
Design: Rolfe Judd architects
Berkeley Homes’ £140million residential development, designed by Rolfe Judd architects, has received planning permission.
The scheme will be an important component in the regeneration of the town and borough. It will provide 739 apartments in a 44 storey residential tower and courtyard development, many of them affordable, and a new public square.
The Romans introduced the crocus to Britain, and the name of Croydon may have been derived from the Latin for crocus and valley. The tower’s pixelated colour scheme reflects the hues of the purple-petal saffron crocus with its vivid orange stigmas. The historic references are appropriate for a tower that sits centrally at the gateway to the town, the modulating colour suggestive of this element of Croydon’s long history.
As such, the outer surface is designed to assume quite an uncompromising idiom folding and wrapping to form the inner enclosure which, by contrast, is moulded in a soft, curvilinear way.
The design dictates a dialogue between two realms, outer and inner, and creates a dramatic backdrop for the resulting landscaped courtyard.
Gateway Development London – Building Information
Client: Berkeley Homes
Architect: Rolfe Judd
Quantity Surveyor: Jones Lang LaSalle
Structural Engineers: Waterman Group
M&E Engineers: RYB Konsult
Interiors: Rolfe Judd Interiors
Gateway Development Architect:
Rolfe Judd is a successful team of highly skilled architects, planners and interior designers. Founded in 1968, Rolfe Judd is now a second-generation practice, which is design led and has a deserved reputation for innovation and quality of delivery.
Croydon Gateway Development – Berkeley Homes Property information / images from Stratton & Reekie 130608
Location: Croydon, South London, England, UK
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