London Borough of Croydon

East Croydon station is Croydon's front door. It is also the busiest station in Britain outside 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 is in place to deliver a new station entrance and pedestrian footbridge by 2014 which will increase capacity and enable 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.

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. The adopted Masterplan is available to download as a pdf below. Hard copies are available in Croydon libraries.

Further information

Spatial Planning,
18th floor North east quadrant
Taberner House,
Park Lane,
Croydon CR9 1JT

Telephone: 020 8407 1385


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