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Croydon Council Gets In On Development Game

With Croydon's Taberner House now little more than a pile of rubble and almost gone, the council is now leading the redevelopment of the project having adopted the part of the venture that was formerly being developed by Places For People.

The Make designed scheme features a 120 metre tall tower which once built will be the second tallest in Croydon after Berkeley Homes' Saffron Square, with a second residential building of 12 floors and 41 metres in height to stand adjacent to it.

The part of the scheme that the council isn't personally developing, the private rented homes which are to be located in the main tower continue to be developed by Essential Living although even here the council still has involvement with their Ccurv company working as the development manager on both.

Croydon Council has already worked successfully as a developer with Bernard Wetherhill House, the replacement for Taberner House. Although the council occupies much of that building, it continues to let out grade A space to other parties too even boasting that the structure contains the only new build grade A space in the whole borough.

The local council is also looking to further expand the interests of its new development company with the regeneration of Fairfields Hall, something that has been on and off since at least 2002.

The heavy involvement of the local council in real estate marks a major return to municipal development that had fallen out of fashion by the 1990s, although whether it will signal a new beginning of municipal-led public development all over the United Kingdom by major councils remains to be seen.

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