Where would a Solar Tree Enhance Croydon?
Could design ideas like the Solar Tree in Clerkenwell be used to enhance Croydon’s street and public space environments?
Does Spacehub Understand What To Do?
Spacehub has been appointed by the Croydon Partnership to transform the public realm around the new Whitgift Centre development. ‘The design principles are based on the prioritisation of pedestrians and cyclists and a rationalisation of the existing public realm. Key elements include the humanising of Wellesley Road, a radical transformation of the pedestrianised North End and the sensitive enhancements to Poplar Walk and the historic environment of George Street. .. (Its) work also includes the creation of a large-scale amenity roof garden for the new residential community.’
Andrew Kennedy writes on Historic Croydon Facebook:
‘Spacehub Design have been given the job of re-designing North End and no one thought to announce it. Do they live here? Have they asked us what we want? Time to start a proper consultation and not land us with another pre-decided scheme. It might be right for us, it might not. Who wants to help me with this investigation?’
Spacehub’s website entry on the project has not been undated to take account of the Partnership’s new plans. It states 600 homes – when permission was for 400-600 and it says start on site 2016 when it is now 2017.