Vita was conceived by leading, London-based architects AHMM. Other impressive buildings in their portfolio include Google's new central London headquarters and the new home of Scotland Yard.
This handsome, classic modern building is the first thing residents and visitors see when they get off the train from central London. It’s an elegant, sculpted L-shape, with a 9-storey plinth and a soaring 22-storey tower, superbly well-built and made to last.
The idea was to create a building that was timeless in both design and build, using high quality materials, such as brick and terracotta. There is a grand, double height entrance lobby which welcomes you into a space that feels full of light and air – and this is true of the whole building.
Room to live, space to breathe.
There are 161 luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartments of between 532 and 966 square feet, all models of intelligent contemporary design and superbly appointed.
Each has direct access to its own secure, outdoor amenity area – either a large balcony or sizeable, well laid out terraces and private gardens at ground level. There’s also the huge and spectacular roof garden, with amazing views across London and the surrounding countryside.
This is a building which is beautifully constructed, thoughtfully planned, elegantly designed and delivered to the very highest standards, both outside and in.
For many thousands of residents, visitors and commuters, Vita is an imposing new landmark on the South London skyline.
Vita is a remarkable building, and one of the things that really makes it stand out is the roof garden, is large, cleverly designed and one of Croydon's very best viewpoints.
About the size of three or four tennis courts, its design is still evolving, but the central idea is to create individual spaces, well-planted with shrubs, paving and seating spaces.
On a clear day, you can see right across the town, across the countryside, and towards central London and the south coast. This is a place to relax in and enjoy.
Floor to ceiling windows, super generous balconies, great outlooks and views.
A lot of thought and careful planning has gone into the functional and aesthetic design of the interiors of all the apartments at Vita. From the floor plan to the windows, floors, fixtures, fittings and finish, the results are truly exceptional.
The layouts flow seamlessly from space-to-space and room-to-room, providing brightly lit, airy and spacious open plan living. Everything has been considered.
Windows are floor-to-ceiling, with frames that have a superb bronze-effect metallic finish. Floors are by Kährs of Sweden – solid wood, not laminates. Carpets are 80% wool, by the famous British maker, Brintons, tiles by Kinorigo from Italy, and all the fixtures and fittings are equally well-designed and of similarly high quality. Beautiful Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens have clean, unbroken lines at eye level; high gloss, handle-less doors, and the latest ultra-thin stone worktops, with under mounted sinks, hidden extractor hoods, and fully integrated, German engineered Neff appliances.
The bathrooms are also beautifully appointed, with wide format tiles, monsoon rain shower heads and stylish, newly designed suites by the Spanish maker, Roca. The whole feel of the apartments is of quality, care and fantastic attention to detail.