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.


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Schedule of Work April to June 2022


Cherry Orchard Road

Concrete works will continue at the site. We are expected to reach the highest level in late summer 2022. We are currently up to level 19 on the North Tower and level 21 on the South Tower.

Water service connections are now starting in both buildings and are due for completion in mid-April 2022. The balcony works will be progressing over the coming months on both towers, and this will include water proofing works.

Dry lining and internal fit out works started recently and will continue over the coming months. Sliding doors and window installation have also commenced.
Level 1 and 2 curtain wall installation will be starting in April 2022.


Cherry Orchard Gardens

At the Cherry Orchard Garden site, the concrete framework is now complete. Work over the coming months will include external brickworks and internal fit out works.


Sustainability Performance

The Sir Robert McAlpine Sustainability strategy is helping to drive the projects Sustainability performance. We have four key focus areas where we measure performance and set targets. These are Carbon, Resource Efficiency, Ethical Procurement and Social Value.

Carbon reduction measures on the project included the use of hybrid generators. These helped to power the site lighting at night on the Cherry Orchard Road site and reduce fuel consumption from generator use by an estimated 65%.

Off-site prefabrication of our pre-cast brick faced cladding has helped to drive Resource Efficiency and reduce waste generation. 98% of our construction waste has been diverted from landfill.

For Ethical Procurement we aim to procure our key building materials from recognised responsible sourcing certified suppliers. Key Building materials include Concrete, Mortar, Metals, Timber, Insulation, Bricks, Blocks and Aggregates. Approximately 85% of these materials have been procured from suppliers with recognised certification.

For Social Value we measure the projects Social Return on Investment (SROI). SROI is made up of fiscal savings to the government and taxpayers, economic benefits to HMRC, wellbeing improvements and environmental benefits. We use a social profit calculator to measure SROI and this has calculated an SROI value of £2.2M to date. This is largely a result of local employment created from the development. 18% of the site workforce are resident within the London Borough of Croydon.

% Key Building Materials Responsibly Sourced 85.00%
Social Return on Investment £2,242,669
% Local Employment 18%
% Construction Waste Diverted from Landfill 98%

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