Bernard Weatherill House was part of the first phase of a pioneering public private urban regeneration partnership between Croydon Council and John Laing. This first phase of the partnership will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the town centre, providing a strong sense of identity and presence within Croydon’s revitalised civic hub.
The stepped building form was derived in response to the scale of the Grade II listed Victorian Town Hall; complementing rather than dominating its neighbour and providing an opportunity to create external amenity space on the upper levels in the form of usable roof terraces.
A crisp but limited palette of colours and materials provide a coherent theme both inside and out and form a clean, sophisticated environment for the council. The public are brought into the heart of the building, giving life to the base of the atrium and providing views into the council offices.
Office floors are located around a central atrium, which rises to form an internal winter garden at the top and connects with the upper roof terraces. A fully glazed scenic lift shaft continues up through the atrium roof to serve the top storeys of the tower block providing views across the borough.