Ah, Croydon: that urban blank slate upon which a developer's quixotic dreams can be drawn. Emerging relatively unscathed from its mid-Noughties flirtation with becoming the Manhattan of Britain, there are some fresh new schemes being hatched.
Take, for instance, this tower by architect Make, part of the long-planned Cherry Orchard Road project, one of the plans that inspired the Manhattan comparisons in the first place. The latest iteration of the scheme, which was cancelled but is now on the cards again, is led by this 53-storey, 171-metre building, which would overtake Strata as London's tallest residential block, and indeed narrowly beat Manchester's Beetham Tower to be the country's tallest.
The development, sited near East Croydon station and comprising the skyscraper and a smaller tower, would also include a hotel and office space.