Category Archives: Croydon

Cherry Orchard Road East Croydon Masterplan (Menta Tower)

Planning permission has been granted for this strategically important development designed by Make architects. The development is set to anchor the East Croydon Masterplan, and deliver over 250,000 sq m of development as well as major transport and infrastructure improvements.

The 75,000 sq m development will include a 54 storey residential tower, together with a hotel, 6000 sqm of grade A offices, retail and community uses alongside significant public realm and station infrastructure, representing a £250 million investment in this key London Borough.

The development will integrate with a new station entrance funded by Network Rail and the Borough at an estimated investment of £20m and due for completion in 2014.

http://www.menta.co.uk/home.html
http://www.menta.co.uk/cherryorchard.html
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=6430
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=6429

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The First Airport To Introduce Air Traffic Control

The first airport in the world to introduce air traffic control was Croydon Airport located in South London, England.

This 3 minute video clip is from a Television documentary series called Big Bigger and Biggest which explores the engineering breakthroughs that have made it possible to develop the structures of today.

This episode follows the construction of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Below is the link for the entire episode.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_0xh8i4a5M