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TP Bennetts Rippling Croydon Towers

The gradual redevelopment of Croydon looks set to continue with these plans by TP Bennett for the redevelopment of Quest House, an existing obsolete six storey office building near the town centre.

The scheme features two towers rising up to eleven and fifteen storeys respectively that will host a total of 146 new apartments overlooking a new central communal amenity space.

The tower elements come in the form of a couple of cylindrical shapes that have been distorted with external glass balconies wrapping around the sides of the towers and protruding out creating the impression of rippling facades helping to break up the regularity of the sides of the buildings in the process. Set behind the balconies are vertical strips of floor to ceiling glazing that should maximise the views of residents.

The end result is a design that is enlivened by a relatively simple idea that perhaps riffs off the undulating facades seen on Foster's controversial Arcadia Centre. This time however with transparent balconies the rippling shapes are less pronounced allowing the actual solid forms of the towers to be made out too.

Attached to the shorter tower will be a four storey podium that situated on the front of the site helps act as an entrance building to the site as well as providing a semi enclosed central courtyard area.

Topping the podium section will be a semi-private roof garden for residents to enjoy whilst the plans also take into account the existing protected trees that site on site and will work around them.

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Quest House Tower 1

Quest House Tower 1
Quest House Tower 2

Quest House Tower 2
Quest House redevelopment, Croydon
Quest House redevelopment, Croydon