Nestlé Tower

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St George's House, Croydon
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St George's House, Croydon
General information
Town or city Croydon, London
Country United Kingdom
Completed 1964
Client Nestlé S.A.
Design and construction
Architect Ronald Ward and Partners

St George's House (sometimes known by locals as the Nestlé Tower) is a 79.20 m office tower located in Croydon, United Kingdom. It was occupied by the Swiss multinational food and consumer goods company Nestlé as the headquarters of Nestlé UK & Ireland, until September 2012.[1]

Location[edit]

The tower is located on the 'urban motorway' of Wellesley Road above the Croydon Underpass and next to the current Croydon Council offices in Taberner House, Croydon College, and the theatre and performance space of the Fairfield Halls and Ashcroft Theatre.

History[edit]

The tower was designed by architects Ronald Ward and Partners, who also designed Millbank Tower, and it was completed in 1964. Occupied by Nestlé until the end of 2012, the tower is now undergoing reconstruction by current owners, Legal & General, to convert the building into 288 new apartments.

In January 2012, Nestlé announced that it intended to move the headquarters of Nestlé UK & Ireland to City Place Gatwick, with all 840 employees based at St George's House moved to Gatwick by the end of 2012.[2][3]

Transport links[edit]

St George's House has various transport links nearby. George Street tram stop is the closest Tramlink station to the offices. From here there are services to Wimbledon station on route 3 for connections to the London Underground, and on route 1 and 2 services terminate at West Croydon station for trains to Sutton and slow trains to Central London as well as London Overground services. There are also tram services from East Croydon to New Addington, Elmers End and Beckenham. There is also a bus station at West Croydon with buses on the northbound corridor and the rest of the borough. East Croydon station, the main railway station in the borough, is also close by. The station provides mainline services from Southern and First Capital Connect. These train operating companies provide services to Brighton and the South Coast, Bedford, Luton, Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport and fast services to Victoria and London Bridge. a short walk from Victoria is Victoria Coach Station which provides coach services to the rest of the United Kingdom.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location of Nestlé offices in the UK and EIRE". Nestlé. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Nestlé moves to Gatwick. Nestlé. 5 January 2012. Retrieved on 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Nestlé to move headquarters from Croydon to Gatwick". BBC News. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Nestlé UK
  • [1] Current Nestlé sites in the UK.
  • Guardian article on Millbank Tower and St George's House architects Ronald Ward and Partners.
  • [2] Approval of planning permission by Croydon Council.
  • [3] Redevelopment proposal by Legal & General.

Coordinates: 51°22′23″N 0°05′50″W / 51.3731°N 0.0971°W / 51.3731; -0.0971