The Site

About the site

The site sits at 50 High Street, Purley, close to Purley Station. The site is located within Purley Town Centre, west of the War Memorial Hospital and south of the Purley United Reformed Church. It sits along the High Street on one side and Whytecliffe Road South on the other.

The site comprises the former Purley Leisure Centre (including the swimming pool), which has been closed since 2020, the former Sainsbury’s, which was closed in 2001, a multistorey car park, and a pedestrian walkway which currently suffers from a lack of natural surveillance.

The proposed site is important for the residents of Purley as local people are keen to see a local leisure centre re-provided for use by the community.

Planning Context

As well as being allocated for development in the Croydon Local Plan, these proposals fulfil the overarching objective to provide public benefit to the local community by delivering key local projects, social infrastructure, and enhancements to the public realm as envisaged in the Purley Strategic Framework, which was commissioned by Croydon Council.

On 25th October 2023, Croydon Council’s Cabinet resolved to approve the Heads of Terms of the Section 106 agreement between Polaska and the Council. The agenda and subsequent decisions made at this meeting can be found here.

Contact us

Following extensive consultation with the local community, Polaska has submitted a planning application to Croydon Council. This site will be updated with more information as the application progresses, but if you have any questions, please contact the project team via the details below: 

Call: 020 3398 1590