The Morello project is a £350m regeneration scheme which has already delivered 300 new homes close to East Croydon station.
In the second (current) phase, which commenced on 28.09.20, it will provide a further 456 residential units across three separate buildings.
The Morello Estate, which consists of two 25-storey towers, will be home to 338 residential apartments, whilst the adjacent Cherry Orchard Gardens, a nine-storey building, will provide 118 units for shared ownership and social rent.
In addition to the new homes, the development also includes 18,000 sq ft of retail and commercial floor space, new public realm and a new link bridge to East Croydon train station.
The Morello Estate will be funded by Mitsubishi Estate London and Menta, and Cherry Orchard Gardens will be owned and operated by Clarion Housing Association Limited, providing much needed accommodation for social rent and shared ownership occupation.
Contact the team
Office Number (08:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday): 03335661517
Out of Hours Emergency Number: 07584102909
Monday – Friday (08:00 – 20:00)
Saturday (08:00 – 17:00)
Where possible, residents will be notified in advance of activities outside of the above hours.
Schedule of Work July to September 2022
Out of Hours Works
Link Bridge Works – Weekend Working 08:00 – 18:00 up until 11th September.
Fence removal at East Croydon Station boundary – 21st August (03:30 – 05:00).
Tower Crane (TC2) removal – 3rd / 4th Sept; 10th/11th Sept; 24th/25th Sept. (08:00 – 21:00)
Crane sections will be transported from site during the hours: 21:00 - 06:00.
Cherry Orchard Road
The concrete frame at Cherry Orchard Road is near completion. The safety screens for both towers are currently being taken down to allow the fit out and cladding works to continue on the upper floors.
Pre-cast cladding installation will continue onsite, along with the installation of windows and balconies. Mechanical, electrical, and fit out work will continue on the lower floors.
The link bridge is currently being installed over the weekends at the network rail boundary. This is due for completion in August 2022.
Cherry Orchard Gardens
The external brickwork will be progressing over the next few months. Internal fitout works will also continue, including mechanical, electrical, dry lining, doors and windows installation.
The project is now connected to mains electricity which we procure from a zero Carbon energy tariff. This is helping to reduce our Carbon emissions and improve air quality. The majority of construction plant and equipment are now powered by electricity.
This Quarter we have continued to deliver Social Value. 19% of the workforce are resident with the London Borough of Croydon, helping to boost the local economy.
We measure our Social Return on Investment (SROI) using an online Social Value Calculator. We have increased our SROI by delivering the following over the last Quarter:
- Construction Career talk to the Amber Foundation
- Attendance at Education Development Trust Employment Fair
- Ark Oval Primary School Career Talk
- Student Work Placements
SROI is made up of fiscal savings to the government and taxpayers, economic benefits to HMRC, wellbeing improvements and environmental benefits.
Where possible we aim to procure our key building materials from companies with certified responsible sourcing certificates. This has now increased to 87%, and we are targeting 90% by project completion. Responsible sourcing materials gives us confidence their abstraction and manufacture are not having adverse effects on the environment or local communities.
Construction waste leaving site is sent to recycling facilities for processing. Currently we have diverted 98% of construction waste from landfill.
|% Key Building Materials Responsibly Sourced||87.00%|
|Social Return on Investment||£4,045,600|
|% Local Employment||19%|
|% Construction Waste Diverted from Landfill||98%|