Amro joins forces with Asian Resource Centre Croydon

September 11th, 2023

Amro has embarked on a 3-year partnership with Asian Resource Centre Croydon (ARCC) to promote community space within the London Borough of Croydon.

Alongside a financial support package, we are working closely with ARCC to develop a new 206 sqm community space which is proposed as part of our Botanical House development. Located on the former Croydon Park Hotel site, the project will deliver 447 new rental homes to the town.

ARCC was established in 1999 to support, develop and promote community activity that enhances the lives of people living in Croydon. In partnership with them, we are developing a programme for the community space that will focus on supporting local residents including some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach community members.

Events will include coffee mornings and weekly social gatherings for elders from all communities to tackle loneliness, luncheon clubs providing freshly prepared meals and nutritional advice, physical exercise classes and mentoring programmes.

Jay Patel, Chair of the ARCC said: “Croydon urgently needs dedicated and accessible community spaces that meet the specific needs of local people. We are grateful for Amro’s support over the next three years and look forward to working with them to maximise the potential of this new facility.

Tom Donnachie, MD, UK Investment at Amro Partners, said: “Asian Resource Centre is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Croydon’s residents. It is already proving pivotal in helping us understand what we need to deliver in our new community space, to ensure it becomes a valuable community asset for the long term.

Botanical House, scheduled to open in 2026, will be one of the most environmentally friendly new buildings in the UK, using many of the materials from the existing Croydon Park Hotel building, enhancing the streetscape and creating a significant biodiversity net gain.

Approximately half of the site area will be landscaped with a courtyard garden, children’s play area, extensive tree planting and upgrades to the street and pavements.

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