Month

October 2017

Join the debate on building homes for all in Croydon

Solving the housing crisis is becoming the hottest political topic of the decade – from Prime Minister Theresa May’s social housing mission to the GLA’s anticipated new tougher housing targets for local authorities. But what does ‘solving the housing crisis’ mean at a local level? Can the housebuilding industry play a role in developing new...
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Rebranded SHW opens eighth office

Property consultants SHW has marked its 220th anniversary by changing its name and opening its eighth office. The company, prominent independent property advisers in Croydon and the south of England, has changed its name from Stiles Harold Williams. And the newly re-branded SHW has formally launched a new office in Imperial House, Bromley, with a...
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Croydon Arena getting a £25,000 makeover

Croydon Sports Arena will be closed from October 11 to 30 while it undergoes a £25,000 makeover. Croydon Council is investing in new pole vault and long jump runways, a full re-make of the track lanes, a deep clean of the facilities and a series of other essential repairs. The venue in South Norwood has...
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Renaissance attracts Solium to Croydon

M&G Real Estate has signed international software company Solium to Renaissance, its high-spec office building adjacent to East Croydon station. Solium’s decision to relocate from existing premises in the town to Renaissance highlights the role that Grade A offices have to play in nurturing the technology sector in emerging locations such as Croydon, which is...
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London business leader to speak at Croydon Tech City event

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Colin Stanbridge will keynote the next Croydon Tech City meeting on Thursday, October 26 (7pm). Mr Stanbridge, who was managing director of Carlton Broadcasting before taking up his present role in 2002, will provide context as to how Croydon’s tech and non-tech companies can collaborate to win...
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Former furniture store transformed into arts hub

A consortium of arts organisations has taken over a former furniture store in the Whitgift Centre. Croydon Arts Store opened its doors on Thursday, September 28 to provide a visual arts and events programme with a focus on youth engagement and learning. The four floors includes an artist residency space, a home for artist-led project...
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October is Croydon Business Month

A programme of events that aims to support and help develop Croydon businesses is to take place throughout October as part of the first Croydon Business Month. More than 40 free events have been organised by the council and its partners to take place around the borough, offering tips and advice for those looking to...
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