Old Town Masterplan scoops top award

 

Croydon’s Old Town Masterplan has triumphed at a prestigious awards ceremony that recognises the best designs and developments in the capital.

It won the Masterplan and Area Strategies category in the annual New London Awards.

The masterplan sets out how it will enhance the historic streets, spaces and buildings in Old Town, and the role the area will play in the wider regeneration of Croydon.

Old Town is centred round Croydon’s historic core and contains several iconic heritage assets, including three conservation areas, Croydon Minster, Surrey Street pumping station, Surrey Street Market, and Old Palace School, the former 10th century residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for more than 500 years.

Key projects which were identified in the masterplan are already under way in Old Town, including the Memorial Gardens and improvements to Church Street.

Following consultation with the local community, the Old Town Masterplan was produced by the council working with a consultant team led by Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners and including ARUP, Adams and Sutherland, Colliers and Gardiner and Theobald.

“This is a reflection of two years of hard work and dedication which has resulted in a masterplan that is a positive and proactive force for change.

“The Old Town district has an important role to play in the regeneration of Croydon, which is why we produced a masterplan that combined heritage and history with high quality development.”

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning

View the Old Town Masterplan at www.croydon.gov.uk/oldtown

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