As part of the regeneration of the Fairfield Halls concert venue in central Croydon the local council is planning a massive development of the area around it that sees Croydon College included too.
The scheme is a joint venture between Croydon Council and Fairfield (Croydon) Ltd to redevelop the site that stretches from East Croydon Station to George Street. As phase one, Fairfield Hall will be refurbished to make it again one of the leading concert venues in London, along with a new rooftop restaurant and 2,000 square metres of art space under the hall.
In subsequent phases, the college will be completely rebuilt, something that has been proposed for a long time although never realised. A replacement college will be constructed first and then the existing education facilities will be moved and then replacement housing can be constructed on the present college. This is possible thanks to the vast amount of green space on the site at present, most of which will be built over.
Following this construction of 2,000 new homes can begin, including a series of four towers running along the south side of George Street and stepping down in height from north to south. The tallest of the towers should be approximately 100 metres tall, relating roughly in scale to the nearby NLA Tower designed by Seifert. In addition to the 2,000 homes there will be new shops constructed, and office space.
The project is one in an increasing pipeline being developed by the councils own development company which has the lofty aim of trying to reduce the housing crisis of London, at least in Croydon.