Morello Phase II, Croydon

The Morello project is a £350m regeneration scheme which has already delivered 300 new homes close to East Croydon station.

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


Site working 

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 – January to March 2023


Cherry Orchard Road 

The external cladding and balcony work is almost complete. The final cladding works to the upper floors will be completed in January. The internal finishes at both towers will progress over the next few months. This will include screeding, dry lining, mechanical, electrical works.

The COR site is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2023.

progress update January 2023 progress update January 2023


Cherry Orchard Gardens

The development is now entering its final phase. The tower cranes, hoists and welfare units have been removed from site recently. The scaffolding will continue to be dismantled over the next few weeks. Landscaping works will be undertaken during January and February. The internal fit out of the apartments will continue until project completion.

The Cherry Orchard Gardens site is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2023.


Sustainability Performance

Sustainability is one of our key Buildsure pillars. We aim to ensure our construction activities do not harm the local environment. To drive sustainability on the project we set deliverables around 4No. key focus areas. These are Carbon, Resource Efficiency, Ethical Procurement and Social Value.

We deliver Social Value through local employment, charity work, education talks and work experience programmes. We measure our Social Return on Investment (SROI) using a Social Value Calculator. Over the last quarter we have contributed to the project SROI from the following:

  • Local Employment
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Attendance at St Josephs Career Fair through Croydon Commitment
  • Attendance at Croydon College disability jobs fair
  • Toy Donations to KidsOut Charity

We are performing strongly with our Ethical Procurement commitments. 90% of our key building materials are procured from companies certified with responsible sourcing schemes. By using certified companies, we are ensuring the extraction and manufacturer of our key building materials is not having adverse effects on the environment and local communities.

99% of construction waste removed from site has been diverted from landfill. We specify with our suppliers to reduce packaging waste where possible. Modern methods of construction such as pre-assembly offsite is also helping to ensure the site is resource efficient.

Measures taken to reduce Carbon include using electricity supplier with a Zero Carbon tariff, just on time deliveries, staff utilising public transport and installation of LED lighting.

% Key Building Materials Responsibly Sourced 90.00%
Social Return on Investment £4,984,401
% Local Employment 16%
% Construction Waste Diverted from Landfill 99%

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