Month

July 2016

Welcome for Barwell’s ministerial role

Develop Croydon Forum chairman Richard Plant has welcomed the appointment of local MP Gavin Barwell as Minister for Housing and Planning. Mr Barwell’s Croydon Central constituency is at the heart of a vast housebuilding programme with the Ruskin Square and Morello schemes each side of East Croydon station adding to the completion of schemes such...
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Mayor excited by Croydon Business Excellence Awards

The Mayor of Croydon is looking forward to the Croydon Business Excellence Awards, in association with Gatwick Airport, as being one of the highlights of his year as the borough’s first citizen. All proceeds from the black-tie gala dinner and charity ball, being held at the ultra-luxurious Grand Sapphire on Thursday, October 6, are going...
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Conference to mark 40 years of Croydon Nightwatch

The plight of homeless people will be the focus of a major conference to mark the 40th anniversary of Croydon’s Nightwatch charity this autumn. Government minister Marcus Jones MP will join other leading experts on homelessness at the Croydon Conference Centre in Surrey Street on September 21. They will look at how Nightwatch and its...
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New look for Carolyn House goes to committee

Developers are hoping to secure permission for 182 flats for rent by adding six storeys to an existing office block. Arcus’ proposals for Carolyn House, which go before Croydon Council’s planning committee this Thursday, also includes space for two restaurants or cafes on the ground floor in Dingwall Road, some communal work space on the...
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Develop Croydon to lead Croydon at MIPIM 2017

Develop Croydon will again be leading the borough’s delegation at the world’s premier real estate event for property professionals next year. Croydon at MIPIM presents a major platform to collectively market Croydon and its investment opportunities to an international audience of investors. MIPIM 2017 takes place in Cannes, France, from March 14 to 17 and...
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HUB takes over 500-home Taberner House scheme

Award-winning residential developer HUB has been appointed to regenerate Croydon’s Taberner House site. Specialising in building homes for families and young professionals in the capital, the London-based company intends to create a 500-unit development, and is also tasked with giving The Queen’s Gardens a new lease of life. The scheme will include a mix of...
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Grand Sapphire to host Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2016

Croydon Business Excellence Awards has an exciting new venue for its 2016 gala dinner and charity ball – the ultra-luxurious Grand Sapphire. Located in Imperial Way, just off the Purley Way, the newly-built hotel and events space will provide a fitting location for the most prestigious event on the borough’s business calendar with organisers promising...
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Two new lettings at Mill Lane industrial centre

Two companies have taken out new lettings at Mill Lane Industrial Estate in Croydon. Unit two, a refurbished 10,124 sq ft building, has been let to London Re-use Limited on an eight-year lease at £80,000 per year. Meanwhile, F Smith & Son (Croydon) have taken the 17,873 sq ft high bay warehouse – units five...
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Gavin Barwell appointed housing minister by new PM

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell has been named as minister of state for housing and planning and minister for London. Mr Barwell says he was halfway up a tree, sawing off a branch, when he received the phone call from new prime minister Theresa May. Writing on his blog, Mr Barwell said: “Every MP will...
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