More than two years after plans for 400 flats next to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls were dropped a new company has revealed its intention to build a development twice the size.

Land between the arts centre and Croydon College was supposed to be built on by council-owned developer Brick by Brick, which is due to be shut down next year after contributing to the authority’s first bankruptcy notice.

Now, Delta Properties, the new owners of the site, wants to build up to 775 new homes in blocks between 10 and 38-storeys tall.

The developer is yet to submit a planning application but held its first public exhibition of initial plans this week.

A website dedicated to the new development, which it is calling ‘The Tapestry’ said: “The Tapestry Site is a key puzzle piece of the Fair Field Masterplan opportunity, located at the bookend of Croydon’s emerging Fair Field landscape regeneration, a soon to be cultural heart activated by the recently refurbished Fairfield Halls and Croydon College.

“Our proposal learns from the cultural, architectural and open space context to bring forward an ambitious and family friendly development that all of Croydon will want to stay and play within.”

As well as flats, it claims the development would include space for an NHS facility as well as shop units and a mix of public and private gardens.

It also includes opening a pedsetrian route through to East Croydon Station.

After buying the site in 2021, the developer expects to submit a full planning application to Croydon Council this summer.