August 2017

Develop Croydon vice chair nominated for Forward Ladies award

White Label Creative managing director Katharine Glass, the vice-chair of the Develop Croydon Forum, has been shortlisted for this year’s Forward Ladies National Awards. The programme, sponsored by HSBC, celebrates the key role played being by female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Katharine has been shortlisted in the SME Growth category and has now been invited...
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Croydon cenotaph’s listed status is upgraded

One of Croydon’s best-known and most-loved landmarks has seen its worth recognised with an upgrade to its listed status. The cenotaph, in Katharine Street, has been upgraded by Historic England from Grade II to Grade II* for reasons including its historical, sculptural and architectural interest. Designed by James Burford in 1921, and with sculpture by...
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Leading artists pay homage at Warhol Croydon

Some of the leading names in contemporary art will pay tribute to the world-renowned artist Andy Warhol in a unique, free street exhibition taking place in Croydon throughout September. Specially-created giant-sized pieces by leading artists including Ron English, Dan Cimmermann and The Dotmaster will be on display. These are just three of the 12 artists...
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High demand set up to put up office rents in Croydon

Office rental levels in Croydon are set to keep rising due to low stock levels according to Stiles Harold Williams. In their South East office report for the third quarter, the company says that developers which speculatively build or refurbish commercial space are likely to be rewarded by tenants wanting to sign leases. It quoted...
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Gatwick unveils £1billion-plus investment plans

Gatwick Airport has announced its intention to invest £1.15billion over the next five years, having brought several major projects forward. Plans include a new £10million hangar in partnership with Boeing, extending Pier 6 to almost double its size at a cost of £150million, plus a new domestic arrivals facility in the South Terminal. Around £100m...
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