18 December 2018

Normanton Park Hotel – a case study in passion and persistence

In Development Consultancy few projects and transactions are instant – some properties have a particular longevity in the working life of a practitioner. Persistence, passion and enthusiasm are the key attributes which bring about results in the end. Such a case in point is the Normanton Park Hotel, South Croydon.

The site has recently been sold to Shanly Homes in order to build 29 new units. However, SHW’s involvement with the property goes back much further than that.


The site had various issues from some significant Tree Protection Orders to a huge newt population, but SHW Planning were able to secure consent for the 29 units with equal determination.


After much effort and tenacity from Development Consultancy Partner Richard Plant the hotel has now been demolished and the site is now ready for a new lease of life.


Richard Plant, Head of SHW’s Croydon and South London office since 2004, said: “It’s been a labour of love over the years, but now it’s time for the site to have a new lease of life as something other than a hotel. There are some projects that become infamous in the development community and this was certainly one which will live long in the memory.”


Richard Plant

020 8662 2718

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