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Planners approve new Dingwall Road residential scheme in Croydon
15th January 2019

A major new residential development in the heart of Croydon has been given planning approval.

The 181-apartment scheme for Telereal Trillium at 17-21 Dingwall Road will consist of two blocks of 9 and 24 storeys that are linked by a private central garden for residents.

The development is one of a number of tall buildings that have either received planning or are under construction within the Croydon Metropolitan Centre and has been designed to respond to the mass of neighbouring buildings while reflecting the emerging architectural character along Dingwall Road.

Visualisation of Dingwall Road, a two tower residential development designed by Broadway Malyan in Croydon.

Broadway Malyan director Laura Cassullo said: “The main tower responds to the stepped sequence of its neighbours with the creation of a ‘shoulder’ that provides a private sky garden for residents while also creating an elegant and memorable silhouette within the town’s emerging cityscape.

“The glass reinforced concrete frame reflects the vertical structural rhythms of the modernist form seen in the local character while providing an appropriate expression to the emerging corporate environment along Dingwall Road.

“The landscape vision is to create an exemplary residential led development where the external realm is an integral part of the overall design strategy. The sky terraces and central garden provide high quality amenity space that function as quiet, green retreats for all residents.”

Street level view of Dingwall Road, a two tower development designed by Broadway Malyan in Croydon

The development’s design and materiality subtly reference John Whitgift, a 16th century Archbishop of Canterbury who held a summer residence in the town.

Laura added: “Whitgift remains a prominent figure in Croydon - the main shopping centre is named after him and his family crest is prominent on Croydon’s coat of arms – and there is a strong historical record of his life in the town.

“The façade concept for this development is a charcoal tone with a golden perforated material at ground level and on the balconies. This references the black and gold ‘Whitgift Cross’ on Croydon’s coat of arms as well as the fact Croydon was main charcoal producer for London in the 18th century.

“The double height residential lobby off Dingwall Road offers a window on to the central garden beyond, again referencing the historic Whitgift Palace that was accessed from the High Street through a high vaulted space and the decorative patterns and textures of the palace’s Great Hall are celebrated in the golden balcony design.”

A visualisation of Dingwall Road at night, a new residential development designed by Broadway Malyan

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