Description of 101 George Street
101 George Street is a new development in Croydon, London CR0.
The two towers will be the world’s tallest structures to have been built off-site using modular construction. The method is a lot faster alternative to traditional construction, without compromising on the quality of the building.
The 38-storey and 44-storey towers up to 135 metres will comprise 546 new homes.
All apartments at 101 George Street will benefit from access to shared amenities including roof gardens at the top of each tower, a podium-level sun lounge, panoramic viewing galleries, fully equipped gyms, residents lounge and private dining and event rooms. The development will also deliver a new civic environment for Croydon at ground level with a ‘woodland winter garden’ that will offer green space on George Street. The ground floor incorporates an art gallery, artist’s studio spaces, a business incubator hub and a café. 101 George Street will include homes for rent on a variety of different terms, including affordable housing, London Living Rent, rental discounts, as well as open market rates. Greystar will manage the apartments with a full-time onsite team to ensure a high-quality rental experience for residents.
101 George Street will be developed using modular construction, a method providing a much faster alternative to traditional construction without compromising on the quality of the building or the versatility of the design. Modules are constructed offsite in a controlled manufacturing environment to ensure a higher quality finish, with 80 per cent less waste, fewer onsite workers and greater certainty on costs and time. The modules will be shipped from a factory in Bedford with the electricity prewired and plumbing, furniture and windows already installed. The total build time for the project will take just 24 months, from construction starting to residents moving in to their new homes.
101 George Street is the fourth project Greystar and Tide Construction have delivered using this method and, once complete, will bring the total number of units the partnership has delivered in London to 1,700 units.
The development is located directly opposite East Croydon train station.
2018 - Greystar Real Estate Partners and Henderson Park acquire the development from Tide Construction Limited.
2017 - Croydon Council decides to grant planning permission for: Redevelopment of the site to provide a part 38 and part 44 storey building with 546 residential flats, with the ground floor to incorporate a flexible space including retail (Class A1), cafe (Class A3), business space (Class B1) and gallery space (Class D1) uses with basement accommodating 28 disabled parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse storage, and associated hard and soft landscaping. Croydon Council ref. no. 17/04201/FUL.
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