East Croydon station is Croydon's front door. It's also one of the busiest stations in Britain outside of Central London, with direct links to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and London Bridge in 15 minutes.

The East Croydon masterplan brings together developments, including Stanhope Schroder's Ruskin Square and Menta's Cherry Orchard Road, to create a new urban quarter with an improved transport interchange and railway station. Enhanced public realm will tie together the various proposals, and connect the area with improvements planned for Wellesley Road and College Green. Funding was in place to deliver a new station entrance and pedestrian footbridge, which has increased capacity and enabled the wider regeneration of Croydon.

The international jury for the New London Awards 2012 named the East Croydon Masterplan as joint winner of the Best Masterplan category in July 2012.


East Croydon Masterplan (PDF, 9.3MB)

Hard copies are available in Croydon libraries.

Strategic objectives

  • Create an exciting new city quarter - Croydon's 'front door'
  • A world class railway station and transport interchange
  • Well connected high quality public realm
  • Coordinate proposals by Network Rail, Stanhope Schroders and Menta to ensure coherent and integrated development


Studio Egret West, Hawkins|Brown, Martin Stockley Associates, KMCS.


Croydon Council, Homes & Communities Agency, Menta, Network Rail, Royal Mail Group, Stanhope Schroders, Transport for London.


The East Croydon Masterplan was adopted as Interim Planning Guidance on 21 March 2011 following public consultation in September/October 2010. 

Spatial Planning


6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA , United Kingdom