Croydon

Croydon is London’s largest borough at the heart of an urban renaissance. It has aspirations and capacity for major residential and commercial growth as south London’s strategic hub.

Why Croydon?

Undergoing massive change, Croydon is London’s biggest growth centre with five ‘Planning Framework Masterplans’ now knitted together into a single dynamic vision, making Croydon a genuine market opportunity for international businesses.

Connectivity

Croydon is the hub of south-east England. Just 8.5 miles from the M25 motorway, and within 20 minutes of many central London railway stations. Gatwick airport is just 14 minutes by train, putting you within easy reach of over 200 destinations worldwide.

  • Adjacent to East Croydon station, Ruskin Square boasts exceptional connectivity to central London, international airports and the south coast.
  • The tramlink provides an important east/ west link with services from Beckenham to Wimbledon. There is a dedicated tram stop outside Ruskin Square and there are proposals to re-route the tramlink to connect East Croydon Station Entrance with Westfield.
  • West Croydon has recently been the terminus for the extension of the East London line (overground), linking Croydon directly to Highbury and Islington, Hoxton, Shoreditch, and Canada Water.
  • Rail: 24 million passengers
    pass through East Croydon station barriers per annum.
  • Tram: 28 million passengers
    use the service per annum.
Local Occupiers
Local Amenities
In Good Company

Location

Croydon, strategically located 15 miles south of London and only 4 miles from the M25, has a large labour pool to satisfy corporates wishing to locate there. As a result, the town has attracted a large number of leading multi-national companies in the finance, insurance and engineering sectors. In total, more than 9,000 businesses have chosen Croydon as their home.

Croydon Opportunity Area

The Croydon Opportunity Area planning framework (OAPF) provides guidance for the planning, design and regeneration of Croydon’s metropolitan centre over the next 20 years.

The main objectives of the OAPF are to:

  • Support the development of 9,500 homes;
  • Plan the delivery of the social infrastructure necessary to accommodate 17,000 new residents;
  • Promote the redevelopment and renewal of the retail core;
  • Plan for the revival of prominent high streets;
  • Encourage the location of new office / commercial space around New Town and East Croydon;
  • Plan for, and enable, the delivery of new and improved streets and amenity spaces;
  • Promote high quality architecture and built form;
  • Ensure enhanced transport and parking capacity.

Croydon Stories

Business

HMRC

Tenant — Building OneAugust 2017

HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson said moving into the state-of-the-art, building one at Ruskin Square was an important step for the agency to become a ‘digitally-advanced’ tax authority. HMRC plan to increase effectiveness in providing modern customer services by bringing various teams across HMRC together and investing in skills, career development, sophisticated IT and data analytics. The beginning of a process that will make HMRC an important contributor to the economy and to communities in and around Croydon.

Staff moving to Ruskin Square will include specialist teams working on debt management, fraud and criminal investigations and tax compliance. HMRC already has around 600 staff based in Croydon who will move to the new building.

Office Enquiries:

Savills
Jon Gardiner / Piers Nickalls
T 020 7409 8779
savills.co.uk

JLL
Stuart Austin / Ollie McLeod
T 020 7493 4933
jll.co.uk/property

Residential Enquiries:

Places for People
Sales Team
E sales@vita-ruskinsquare.co.uk
vita-ruskinsquare.co.uk

Retail Enquiries:

Bruce Gillingham Pollard
Tracey Pollard / Alex Mann
T 020 3551 5617
brucegillinghampollard.com

CF Commercial
Craig Fisher / Daisy Rees
T 020 3216 3911
cfcommercial.co.uk