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ColladoCollins completes conversion of iconic Leon House in Croydon

ColladoCollins completes conversion of iconic Leon House in Croydon


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Based in the heart of Croydon, Leon House represents one of the UK’s finest surviving examples of mid-20th century brutalist architecture.

ColladoCollins have recently completed a sympathetic conversion of this iconic scheme, transforming it from an outmoded office, retail and restaurant space, into a sophisticated residential development, befitting of its 22-storey status in the heart of Croydon.

Providing 263 one and two bedroom apartments, a double height lobby, co-working space, meeting rooms, a private dining room and a roof terrace, the scheme has been transformed into a stylish skyrise, introducing true luxury living to Croydon.

Whilst renovating the building, an extensive piece of artwork by renowned post-war sculptor and artist, William Mitchell was uncovered, having been hidden away beneath a concrete column for over a decade. This has now been restored to its former glory and takes pride of place in the new lobby.

Leon House is extremely unique in its originality and brutality, from the exposure of the sculpture by William Mitchell on the walls to the floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views in each apartment – it was important to us to reflect the quality of the building with simplicity in design.

Roy Collado, Partner, ColladoCollins

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