The site includes the former Nestle Tower (also known as St George’s House), St George’s Walk, the Grade II listed Segas House and various buildings, mostly from the 1960s, made up of shops on the ground floor and offices above. The site is immediately opposite the Town Hall and the Queen’s Gardens on Katharine Street. Fairfield Halls and Croydon College are across Park Lane from St George’s House and Segas House.
Queen’s Square is one of the most important redevelopment sites in Croydon town centre and has the potential to link the cultural quarter around Fairfield Halls, the civic quarter around the Town Hall, the shopping and leisure quarter along the High Street and the emerging Westfield development to be delivered by the Croydon Partnership. A number of previous proposals for the site have been considered historically however none of these proposals were ever delivered.
R&F Properties purchased the site in 2017 and has since been considering how to bring forward the site to best contribute to the town centre’s renaissance. In summary:
In order to allow construction of Phase 2 to begin as quickly as possible R&F Properties is looking to start demolition on part of the site this year. Croydon Council granted permission for this in September 2018.