One Lansdowne Road

Location Croydon
Client Guildhouse-Rosepride
Content 70 Storey Tower and 40 Storey Tower | 794 Residential Units | 35,000m² Office | Public Viewing Terrace | Retail | Restaurant | Sky Bar
Status Planning Granted

The spectacular design features two residential towers on a podium of large floor plate offices with retail located at ground floor. The central location is opposite the proposed new Westfield / Whitgift shopping Centre on Wellesley Road. At 228m when built, it will be one of the tallest towers in the UK. The top floors will have a public viewing terrace, and multi-level Sky Bar and Restaurant. The podium supports a health club with an indoor / outdoor swimming pool in a landscaped garden setting.

On the ground floor in addition to the widened pavements for spill out cafés, two pedestrian walkways provide access to a new mini piazza. Retail elements give active frontages to all four aspects. The west tower matches those proposed on the Westfield site across the road. The relief elements house balconies and winter gardens for the market apartments and break out spaces for the offices. They rise to project above the parapets of the rectilinear towers recalling the heyday of celebratory skyscraper silhouettes.