Completion of construction comes two months ahead of schedule, further enhancing returns for investors Oaktree Capital Management and operator Outpost Management. The market-leading development features the UK’s most extensive range of BTR amenities while also being the largest co-living asset class scheme to have been approved by the Greater London Authority.
As both developer and contractor for College Road, Tide worked alongside its sister company and volumetric manufacturer, Vision, using an approach that cuts traditional construction time by up to 50%. The efficiency of Vision’s offsite technology resulted in 73% of the entire developments floor plate being installed in 32% of the programme, helping to achieve the 28-month schedule. This technique with its efficient construction logistics enabled the delivery of 937 homes on the constrained 2000m2 site.
The development was designed by Tide and Vision’s in-house design teams in collaboration with architects HTA Design.
The 50-storey tower, now open and operating as Enclave: Croydon, was completed in partnership with Outpost Management and funded by Oaktree Capital Management. Enclave: Croydon offers a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments in a range of sizes, available on an all-inclusive basis with flexible tenures. By redefining this asset class, the scheme will provide seven floors of carefully curated, expansive amenity space, marking a significant milestone in the development of this emerging residential typology.
Designed by architects Tigg + Coll in collaboration with Outpost Management, the high-quality interiors are complemented by over 30 innovative amenity spaces. These include dedicated entertainment and wellbeing spaces, a podcast studio, multifaith space, spa complete with steam room and sauna, high-end gym, show kitchens, co-working and conference rooms, all topped by a Sky Garden across the 50th floor.
The scheme demonstrates the strong design flexibility and exceptional quality of architecture that the Vision system delivers, as well as the ability to build at record-breaking heights. With Enclave: Croydon, Tide has beaten its own record set at neighbouring Ten Degrees, which, at 44-storeys, became Europe’s tallest modular building when completed in 2020.
The 35-storey tower contains 120 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 51-85m2, community space across two floors, and a roof terrace on level 35. These much-needed affordable homes will be available on a Discount Market Rent (DMR) basis. The homes provide beautiful views and benefit from high-quality finishes, as well as the Vision Volumetric system’s high levels of acoustic insulation, soundproofing them from the busy urban environment.
College Road forms part of the volumetric-driven urban development of Croydon. Including Ten Degrees and College Road, Tide and Vision have provided close to 1,500 homes, amenity, and commercial space, further enhancing the neighbourhood, and adding to the regeneration of Croydon.
This article was published on developcroydon.com