Croydon's Community & Culture

Inspired by the cultural success of Fairfield Halls, the Clocktower and Boxpark, we believe we can grow and connect these beacons into a cultural destination across the Fairfield masterplan. We can do this by:


Accelerating Fairfield's centrepiece after years of inactivity and inaccessibility

Leading with a fresh approach that embraces nature and creates a place where people want to be

Designing an ambitious and deliverable anchor befitting of Croydon's cultural and creative hub

Including an accessible, car-free and biodiverse public realm

Our Proposals

The Tapestry site will be a socially-diverse residential-led mixed-use development providing high-quality new tenure blind homes that will positively contribute to the Borough’s local housing and deliver on Croydon’s vision for the area, in building blocks ranging from 10 to 38 storeys. The proposals will include:

Space for a new NHS integrated care facility

A high quality design in keeping with the diverse character of the local area & excellent sustainable credentials that create long term value for Fairfield and Croydon

A regional destination anchored by significant institutions that contribute to and benefit from this development

Car-free pedestrian & public realm experience through the creation of over 45,000 sqft of combined public & private open space, well-used and animated pedestrian connections inc. bridges, biodiversity and urban greening

Up to 775 new homes, inc. affordable homes for local residents

Job creation at various scales through over 20,000 sqft of mixed-use retail, community & culture space

Height & Massing

The proposed height and massing have been informed by the scale of existing and emerging surrounding sites. The site has been identified in the local policy as an area with scope for new tall buildings, which along with the availability of open space, access to amenities, and good public transport connections, makes this area a focus for new development.

The site will be of exemplary design quality, having followed the dual principles of landscape-led design and a joined-up approach to the wider regeneration and existing context.

The proposals will serve as an exemplary and unique example of high-density residential-led development that will significantly improve the character and appearance of the surrounding area through a distinct composition of architecture, sensitive façade articulation, and high quality materials that will complement the locality.

Within the new homes, all residents will benefit from high quality and flexible amenity space, allowing them freedom to choose how to live their lives and work. There will be a variety of private amenity space , external communal space at both podium and roof level, and a range of internal communal amenity facilities.


Opening Up The Site

The design proposals provide a new publicly-accessible public realm across the site, allowing for step-free pedestrian access, tying in the currently severed access to neighbouring destinations.

The proposals also provide new shared resident gardens and roof terraces. The public realm and shared resident open space will benefit from a thoughtfully-designed, high-quality landscaping strategy of surface treatment, planting, lighting, and street furniture. The open spaces will:

  • Create a new and active public realm environment that connects into all routes of the emerging context.
  • Incorporate door step play, private outdoor amenity, socialising space and room to relax for all residents.
  • Provide seating opportunities.
  • Develop a high quality material palette that is befitting of the emerging local context.
  • Create ecologically rich and immersive roof terraces with panoramic views across Croydon.

Ground Level Experience: A Quiet Pedestrian Route Adjacent to Residents’ Gardens

Ground Level Experience: Residents’ Play Space within the Private Gardens

Sustainability & Transport

We are dedicated to designing a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable new community in Fairfield. The design proposals for the Tapestry site will provide several benefits that are sustainable, including:

  • The proposals target CO2 savings across the whole site, in line with the London Plan.
  • Sustainable management of flood risk, including the incorporation of SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) strategies.
  • Biodiversity enhancements at a site of an existing low ecological value.
  • The scheme will target a high Urban Greening factor for residential led development.
  • No significant adverse effects on air quality or noise pollution.
  • BREEAM assessment of ‘Excellent’ for non-residential space.

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