ISLAND

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ISLAND
IYLO TQ3266 039.JPG
as at 2010 June 2
General information
Town or city Croydon, London
Country  England
Coordinates 51°22′56″N 0°05′54″W / 51.3823°N 0.0983°W / 51.3823; -0.0983Coordinates: 51°22′56″N 0°05′54″W / 51.3823°N 0.0983°W / 51.3823; -0.0983
Construction started 2007
Completed 2015
Client Phoenix Logistics, E3 Property
Height 61m (200 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Design and construction
Architect Darling Associates
Structural engineer Walsh Group and Scott Wilson
Website
http://www.iylo.co.uk/ IYLO

ISLAND[1] was the commercial name given to a construction project previously known as "IYLO" for a residential skyscraper in the London Borough of Croydon, London. The slogan used by the clients Phoenix Logistics and E3 Property International is Inspiration For Life. The building, once finished, will feature 20 floors of apartments and a roof height of 61 metres (200 ft).[2] The tower is elliptical in plan comprising two equal halves which 'slide' past one another.[3] The architects of the building are Darling Associates Architecture, with a number of other firms working on IYLO including Phoenix Logistics Limited, E3 Property International Ltd., Lancsville Construction Ltd., Jones Lang LaSalle, Matthew Consultants, Macfarlane Wilder, Scott Wilson, Scott Wilson, Cole Jarman Associates, dp9 and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. The tower is part of the Croydon Vision 2020 regeneration plan for Croydon to add to its goal of being London's Third City. It was due to be completed in Summer 2012.

Construction halted on the project in 2009 when the projects funding source HBOS went into administration, [4] restarted in late 2010 but officially stopped in June 2011, following the construction company, St James's Croydon, a subsidiary of developers Phoenix Logistics entering administration.[5] By March 2012 the site was showing increasing signs of vandalism and graffiti and on 22 April 2012 the construction crane was removed from the site. As of November 2012, a number of the apartments which have been fitted with the exterior glass, still display 'Sold' signs (which date back to when the building was still under construction and being marketed), but a number on the lower floors have been left with timber or plastic coverings. The lower floors of the building and the hoardings around the site are daubed with graffiti.

Construction was expected to start again in late 2012 [6] but after some delay [7] work finally restarted in June 2013 [8] following the sale of the site to Regency Homes Ltd with a £900,000 discount and rename of the site to ISLAND [9] with an estimated completion by 2015.

Transport links[edit]

IYLO is located at the northern end of Croydon town centre and is close to transport links in the town. The nearest railway station is West Croydon. There is a bus station at West Croydon. Tramlink services from West Croydon are on the Croydon Loop and go eastbound only towards East Croydon and beyond. The closest tram stop for westbound services is East Croydon station.

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