2 Ruskin Square is ten-storey office development in east Croydon, part of the Stanhope and Schroders masterplan which connects East Croydon station to the town centre. 2 Ruskin Square is the second office building to be delivered as part of the scheme, which also includes AHMM’s Ruskin Square residential development completed in 2016.
There are four retail units at ground level, primary and secondary entrances for the office above, as well as associated parking and cycle facilities. The office accommodation above has been designed around two cores, which allows for the potential subdivision of floors for multiple tenants.
The building’s highly efficient facade is composed of pre-fabricated unitised units, which vary depending on the building’s orientation, context and programme.
The project has ambitious environmental and social goals which are being collaboratively addressed with future tenants. The project seeks to minimise embodied carbon and resource use, is designed for adaptability and re-use, and minimises operational energy use as a Design for Performance (NABERS UK) pioneer.