One building becomes five

  • 420 much-needed new homes spread across five new buildings
  • Replaces a demolished 1960s build
  • Part of the wider £450 million regeneration of Croydon

[Make] has ensured that our proposals for the Taberner House sites have been designed sensitively, with a focus on high-quality architecture and longevity for the benefit of the Croydon community.

Jayne McGivern
Chair, CCURV

Project Details

Location Croydon, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Residential, Tall buildings,
Area 40,000m²/430,500ft²
Client Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle (CCURV)

Taberner House, the former headquarters of Croydon Council, is long past serving its local community. Marked for demolition, it needs a successor – something wide-ranging and residential, with the scope to turn this central site into a focus of the borough once more.

We’re gained planning permission to put five new buildings in its place. Positioned around a central courtyard, these will bring 420 high-quality homes to the borough. The buildings will have modern interiors housed within traditional brick-clad facades that take their cues from local civic architecture. Ranging from 6 to 32 floors, they consciously respond to the profile of the surrounding urban landscape.

We’ve designed ground-level cafés and retail units, grouped in three distinctly characterful areas, to animate the spaces between the buildings and give residents places to congregate close to home. Sensitively considered planting and landscaping will ease the transition to the historic Queen’s Gardens next door.

This full-scale regeneration is long overdue. Under our direction, an outdated 1960s build is giving way to a sustainable scheme with a long-term future – one that will restore the site to the heart of its community.