Russell-Cooke's commercial property client Guildhouse-Rosepride LLP (a joint venture between Rosepride Properties Limited and Guildhouse UK) has recently submitted a planning application for a 200 metre high Henri Matisse-inspired tower (just 35 metres short of Canary Wharf), £350m mixed-use scheme in Croydon, London, designed by Piers Gough CBE, of world renowned architects CZGW. More details are available.

The plans for the "strikingly curved" development, the tallest yet to be proposed in Croydon, include a 55 storey tower, providing 170,000 sq ft of grade A office space, 400 apartments, each with access to a balcony or a winter garden and a 200 bedroom four-star Intercontinental hotel.

At street level, the frontage of the building will be lined with cafes, restaurants and bars along Lansdowne Road, which will link the proposed East Croydon station access bridge with the Whitgift Shopping Centre.

The scheme is an important part of a proposed £3.5 billion regeneration programme for Croydon and is a short distance away from the proposed 54-storey Menta development in Cherry Orchard Road, which was given the go-ahead earlier this year.

A decision on the proposed scheme is expected in January 2012 and construction could start in 2013.

Arnold Isaacson and Elizabeth Dawes have been instructed by Mark Waterstone of Rosepride Properties Limited on a range of property matters over the last three years, including the grant of business and residential leases.

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