A new 68 storey building could be erected in Croydon's town centre.

A planning application has been submitted to Croydon Council that would see the buildings at 1-5 Lansdowne Road and Voyager House at 30-32 Wellesley Road demolished.

Once demolished, 11, 41 and 68 storey buildings would be erected in its place.

The proposed scheme includes office accommodation, 794 new homes, a swimming pool and nearly 4000 square metres worth of shops restaurants and cafes to "active the ground floor edges onto the public streets."

"The active frontages and the improvements to the public realm are a vital part of the scheme design," it said as part of the town centre uses assessment and sequential tests.

"This requires the provision of retail/restaurant units at the ground floor of the scheme, enabling the development to effectively ‘turn the corner’ between Lansdowne Road and Wellesley Road, and provide active and attractive frontages to the pedestrian links to the rear and the proposed plaza there."

Further restaurant space and a public viewing gallery is also provided on the top floors on the East Tower of the building that would stand right between east and west Croydon stations.

In total it's estimated that nearly 2500 people would stand to be employed in the building, 2000 more than are currently employed at the location.

The demolition of the current buildings would however see the loss of 42 hotel rooms and 120 hostel rooms.