August 2021 Planning & Construction Update

Construction activity continues to pick up in the East Croydon part of the Addiscombe West Ward with notification by Network Rail that they intend to start demolishing the disused Sorting Office next to East Croydon Station.

Planning application: 21/01831/PAD submitted April 2021. Application to demolish the building. Submitted by Network Mail, who bought the site from Hyde Housing and will be used as a site office to rebuild East Croydon Station.

Latest Information: June 16th 2021, Croydon Council approves Demolition planning application. Network Rail has employed BAM Nuttall to demolish the existing building to ground floor slab level and to leave the site safely and securely until the CARS scheme commences. The existing basement will be retained. There is a forecast 30-week project length. No Start Date currently. The demolition and traffic management plan for the site states that the bus stop on Cherry Orchard Road will be suspended for the duration of the works to facilitate a new exit from the site onto Cherry Orchard Road.

August 2021 letter from Network Rail

Royal Mail Sorting Office, East Croydon Station

Cherryfield’s Meatpackers site, Cherry Orchard Road

Henley Homes/Optivo have started on-site at their new residential scheme on the former Cherryfield’s Meatpackers site on Cherry Orchard Road, and have already demolished most of the old buildings, including the Victorian building that used to be a Public House / Wine Bar, most recently in the 1980s, and was known as the Furlong Wine Bar and was listed in the 1988 South East London CAMRA Guide as the El Paso. In the 1990s the Victorian building was incorporated into Cherryfield’s Meatpacking operations.

Planning Application 18/03320/FUL Decision approved November 2019: Demolition of the existing buildings, erection of a 7 to 9 storey building to provide 120 residential units and associated amenity space, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatment, refuse storage, cycle parking and car parking with associated vehicle accesses.

Network Mail