Month

December 2016

HMRC about to move in as One Ruskin Square is completed

Work on the first Grade A commercial buildings at the new £500million Ruskin Square scheme has been completed. HM Revenue and Customs are taking the entire 183,000 sq ft of high quality office space over nine floors at One Ruskin Square delivered by Schroder Real Estate Fund and its partner Stanhope plc. Designed by shedkm architects...
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The Gym Group working out of refitted One Croydon

Croydon’s iconic One Croydon continues to prove fit for big name companies after the Gym Group moved its head office into the building. The company, which has pioneered a network of low-cost, no contract gyms open 24 hours a day across the UK, has taken 5,700 sq ft on the fifth floor of the so-called...
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Community provider adding to Croydon’s housing supply

Eight new homes are being provided in South Croydon after CCHA has completed its latest development. Simpson Court, located on Pampisford Road, comprises three two-bedroom apartments and five one-bedroom apartments. Tracy Cullen, chief executive of CCHA, said: “I am incredibly pleased with the results: Simpson Court is not only up to a high standard but has also...
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Croydon’s £1.4billion Westfield scheme in focus at Shard summit

Westfield and Hammerson’s £1.4billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Shopping Centre will be among the topics discussed at a conference entitled London’s New Frontiers in the New Year. Peter Miller, chief operating officer of Westfield, is among the main speakers at the event which takes place in The Shard on Wednesday, January 18. Hosted by Bisnow,...
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New homes to be unveiled on dilapidated car park

Sixteen new flats on Coulsdon’s Station Approach Road will be officially opened by Croydon Council’s deputy leader Alison Butler on Wednesday, December 14. The stylish one and two bedroom apartments, along with 12 new station parking spaces, have been built on the site of an old Network Rail car park at Coulsdon Town Station. They...
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Croydon cafe goes hand in hand with Parklife

Croydon’s popular Lloyd Park café has re-opened under new management and with a new name – Parklife. Local entrepreneur Clair Murphy intends the cafe to become the heart of the local community with it opening from 7.30am to 5.30pm seven days a week throughout the winter. Clair said: “I’m a local girl, born and bred...
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Future plan for Croydon is approved

A local plan that sets out how Croydon will achieve its growth and development vision over the next 20 years has been agreed by council and will now be submitted to the secretary of state. The Croydon Local Plan explains how the council will provide new homes for a growing population, promote jobs and encourage...
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Cyclists welcomed in Croydon parks

Three of Croydon’s main parks are to become more cycle-friendly as the council changes byelaws and invests in better paths and signage. Lloyd Park, Park Hill Recreation Ground and Wandle Park are all to get cycle routes, making riding a bike to school or work and getting out on two wheels at the weekend as...
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