Investor buys Croydon hotel for new build to rent development

Amro Partners, in partnership with Flemyn LLP, has acquired the Croydon Park Hotel in Croydon, South London for a new build to rent development.

The project will create around 600 new build to rent units with shared amenities including roof terraces, lounge areas, co-working spaces, a gym/wellness centre, and cinema room.

The building is located close to East Croydon train station and Boxpark Croydon.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2023 with a completion date in 2025, after which the project will be managed by operational platform, Amro Living.

The hotel was previously owned by Croydon Council, which bought it for almost £30 million in 2018. The decision to buy the property was criticised by the council’s own auditors Grant Thornton, deeming it “inherently flawed”. 

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Raj Kotecha, managing director of Amro Partners, said: “Croydon is a proven location for build to rent and we are focused on delivering a market-leading Net Zero Carbon – or better – asset that will set a new standard for purpose-built rental housing in the town. There’s strong and growing demand among Croydon’s young professional population for high quality rental accommodation in a ‘live, work, play” setting and we look forward to working with our JV partner Flemyn LLP to deliver this exceptional new landmark building.”