Renters forced to wait another month to move into Croydon’s newest tower

By Tara O’Connor, local democracy reporter

Renters will have to wait for at least another month to move into Croydon’s newest tower.

Modular building 101 George Street, a pair of 44 and 38-storey towers, was completed in the summer of 2020 but it has been empty since then.

Now known as Ten Degrees, it was built by Tide Construction for developer Greystar and has been held up due to delays in getting building regulations signed off.

This week, residents to be received a long-awaited update which outlined that the building is set to be ready in April.

But there is still not a set move-in date as “there is still some uncertainty around the timeline”.

In an email seen by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Ten Degrees said: “We appreciate that you may have been hoping to move in sooner and we are sorry this has not been possible.

“As a reminder, you may cancel your reservation at any time.”

The blocks are made up of 546 flats and include a rooftop gym, yoga studio, games room and even a pet spa.

Delays to the move-in date have left some renters in limbo, including one who has been living on her friend’s floor for five months.

She said: “Although I do have a roof over my head and am still in the grand scheme of things very privileged, I feel somewhat homeless and very much in limbo with all my stuff still in a storage locker in Croydon now, and an airbed to drift off to sleep on, on the floor in my friend’s house.”

When planning permission was granted in 2018 it included 44 conditions which need to be signed off throughout the building process and before people could move in.




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