The event will bring the town centre to life, involving people from all communities, attracting visitors and driving footfall, whilst raising funds to support homelessness charity Crisis and the Croydon Skylight Centre.
Artist Lucy Hebden, known for her floral and botanical inspired patterns and prints, has chosen a design inspired by the fruit and veg stalls of Croydon’s lively Surrey Street Market for Tutti Frutti, which will be unveiled when the trail launches on 21st August. In addition to the main trail, local schools and youth groups are busy creating their own herd of 4ft baby giraffe sculptures which will form a secondary trail across Croydon’s civic centres, libraries and shops.
Botanical House is scheduled to open in 2026, delivering 455 new rental homes to Croydon, suitable for single people through to families. It will be one of the most environmentally friendly new buildings in the UK, using many of the materials from the existing Croydon Park Hotel building, enhancing the streetscape and creating a significant biodiversity net gain. Approximately half of the site area will be landscaped with a courtyard garden, children’s play area, extensive tree planting and upgrades to the street and pavements.
Amro is already working with young people in Croydon through local charity Legacy Youth Zone, to decide the purpose and design of a new 83 sqm shared community space on Altyre Road, as part of lasting legacy for local people.
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