Grant Associates rework Queen’s Gardens as part of council headquarters conversion
Architects AHMM have unveiled plans for the conversion of Croydon Council’s former headquarters into 500 new homes, including the regeneration of Queen’s Gardens.
Landscape architect Grant Associates will introduce a new central play area into the park, alongside two new squares to improve access for both residents and the public. The park dates back to 1896, although it has been remodelled several times since. Grant Associates will bring out the park’s Victorian heritage, restoring walls and a sunken garden.
Andrew Grant, director of Grant Associates, said: ‘Queen’s Gardens has a tangible sense of history and is the most important green space in central Croydon. We are looking forward to working with the local community to develop designs to regenerate the gardens and create new public spaces and a playground that will reinforce the community character of this green oasis.’
Proposals form part of the wider mid-Croydon masterplan to regenerate the town centre. Subject to planning permission, building work is expected to begin in 2018.