Topping Out ceremony for Cairo New Road

On Tuesday 26thMarch, we held an event to celebrate a key milestone in the construction of 113 new apartments on Cairo New Road in Croydon. Featuring high quality one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, these will be a mix of Shared Ownership, affordable rent and London Living Rent.

We were joined by Optivo and Martin Arnold at the top of the 14-storey development, 50 metres above ground where Bunmi Atta, Construction Director at Optivo, placed a commemorative brick to mark the milestone.

Ms Atta said: “We’re delighted to have reached this milestone at Cairo Apartments. It’s a really exciting time for Croydon with so much regeneration happening across the town centre. We’re passionate about doing our bit to tackle the housing crisis and look forward to seeing the completion of this fantastic scheme at the heart of the borough’s historic old town.”

Salik Osman, Managing Director at Skillcrown, said: “It is wonderful to see the development taking shape and reaching its full height of 50 metres. Here at Skillcrown, we take pride in developing homes of distinction and are working closely with Optivo to ensure a quality and cost-effective scheme of 113 new homes.”

Martin Lock, Director at Martin Arnold said: “We are delighted to be working collaboratively on this landmark development with Optivo and Skillcrown, reaching this significant milestone in the project. Cairo Apartments will provide high quality affordable apartments as part of the wider regeneration in Croydon, and we look forward to its completion early next year.”

The development will be completed in 2020.