Plans to develop industrial site into warehouses and offices submitted

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter 

Croydon could get a huge new warehouse and offices under plans to transform a former old industrial site.

Plans have been lodged to create the 62,000 sq ft complex off Factory Lane.

The 2.6-acre site was home to a scaffolding company and was bought by US-based Bridge Industrial in August 2021.

The new development, known as Bridge Point Croydon, will be used by the “last-mile logistics sector” – referring to the transportation of goods from the warehouse directly to customers.

In 2021, Paul Hanley, Bridge’s London partner, said: “This Greater London site, our fourth site acquisition in just four months, is perfectly positioned to fit with our strategy of acquiring and developing high-quality, purpose-built infill industrial assets to serve the last-mile logistics sector.

“Located in an established industrial location, Factory Lane, with access to the A23 Purley Way and the A232, the site provides excellent connections into Central London and out to the M25 and the Greater London area.”

If plans for Bridge Point Croydon are approved, it would involve demolishing buildings already on the land.

The new building would border Euston Road and be 11 metres tall with blue and dark grey cladding.

There would also be a two-storey offices set out in an L-shape at the front of the building.

The plans include 36 car parking space and 18 cycle parking space.

The warehouse would have changing and showering facilities to encourage people to cycle to work.

After pre-application advice from Croydon Council, Bridge reduced the height of the warehouse from 15 metres and included a curved roof rather than pitched.

A statement on the application reads: “It is anticipated that the development will act as a catalyst for further development to create additional new jobs and investment for the local community.”

Croydon Council is expected to make a decision on the application by Wednesday, March 2.

In 2021, Bridge bought three other sites across London, in Southall, Barking and Uxbridge.




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