The lights are on at Electric House!
The regeneration of Croydon town centre continues to be a resounding success story, thanks in no small part to the £1.5bn Westfield / Hammerson partnership to redevelop the towns retail offering.
Standing proudly at the junction Wellesley Road and Dingwall Avenue and at the main entrance of the new Westfield / Hammerson scheme , Electric House, designed during World War II is an iconic Listed building original built to house the Count Borough of Croydon’s Electric Department. Subsequently the building was occupied by the Home Office until their departure in 2013.
Faced with an empty building requiring significant investment, Kingsbury were appointed to conceive a strategy to restore the building in a way which complements the existing town centre regeneration and ensures long term viability.
Working with architects MDR Associates and planners GVA, and following significant local consultation, a mixed use scheme comprising community, office, retail and residential uses has been devised which will lovingly restore this 60,000sq.ft. landmark building and ensure a new lease of life for future generations.
A planning application has been submitted to Croydon Council which is expected to be approved shortly enabling a start on site in the Summer of 2016.
Kingsbury manage planning applications and development strategies for a range of private and corporate clients, where an emphasis is placed on delivering schemes which maximize value.
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