World’s tallest modular towers set for Croydon

What are thought to be the world’s tallest modular residential towers are planned for a new build to rent project in Croydon, south London.

The development at 101 George Street, Croydon, is funded by Greystar and will be built by Tide Construction. It will comprise two towers of 37 and 44 stories (115 metres and 134 metres respectively), housing 546 apartments in total.

Tide Construction together with their associate company, Vision Modular Systems, will construct the modules for the buildings in a controlled factory environment in Bedford to ensure a higher quality finish. This method will, it is claimed, produce 80 per cent less waste, as well as providing greater certainty on costs and time, and mean fewer workers are needed on-site. Consultant Mccains have also been appointed on to the development.

Situated directly opposite East Croydon train station, the towers are intended to provide a “strong base for residents.” The busy station averages 600 London-bound trains on a typical weekday – with the fastest taking just 16 minutes.

Croydon, with large shopping district and thriving leisure economy, has become one of the largest commercial enclaves outside central London. It has also been dubbed the “Silicon Valley of south London,” due to its growing tech and start-up scenes, and is fast-becoming an attractive area for young professionals and families.

Work on the new development is due to be completed over a 24-month period – with residents moving into the towers in the early part of 2020.