Month

October 2017

Morello Quarter Phase II and bridge link plans are submitted

Planning applications for a major residential-led regeneration scheme and a bridge linking East Croydon station with Addiscombe have been submitted. Following community consultation is spring this year, regeneration specialist Menta and housebuilder Redrow, who are behind the impressive Morello scheme in Cherry Orchard Road, are looking to deliver the Morello Quarter Phase II development. The...
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Projecting Croydon in a whole new light

A stunning series of giant displays will light up Croydon like never before in the run-up to Christmas. Croydon’s Festive Fantasia, which takes place from November 16 to December 23, will be the centrepiece of the town’s 2017 Christmas celebrations, featuring six specially-commissioned films showcasing the talents of local performers. They will projected up to...
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Can culture underpin Croydon’s transformation?

As Croydon bids to become one of London’s first boroughs of culture, the 2017 Develop Croydon Conference, Meanwhile in Croydon, looks at the value of investing in the arts and the return on investment of meanwhile use for the property sector. How much economic value does investment in the arts bring to the town and...
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More than 30 businesses signed up to Good Employer Charter

More than 30 local businesses have become accredited members of the council’s Good Employer Charter Network and benefited from a one-off business rate discount of up to £1,000. The charter which is free to join, launched in January and aims to create a strong local economy by asking businesses to meet a criteria made up...
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You’re hired: Croydon Council takes on 24 apprentices

Croydon Council has this week welcomed 24 new apprentices as part of a campaign to create more training and job opportunities for young people. The new recruits arrived at council headquarters on Wednesday – just as the council officially launched its Choose Your Future campaign, encouraging young people to make positive life choices while creating...
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Flexible workspaces launched to inspire Croydon’s SMEs

South London’s most dynamic businesses can now take advantage of flexible office accommodation designed to provide inspiring workspaces for entrepreneurial companies of all sizes. The Business Xchange Hub is perfectly located adjacent to East Croydon station and between Boxpark and the site of the new Westfield shopping development. It features 15,000 sq ft of of...
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Work in Croydon? Tell us what you think of our town

In recent years Croydon has undergone a number of positive changes, with the promise of more to come. New homes and offices have come out of the ground and large sums of money are being spent on upgrading the streetscape around the town centre. Following our first survey in 2016, we would once again like...
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Join the debate on Croydon’s retail future

With the date set for the crucial final planning meeting in Croydon’s journey towards its long-promised Westfield/Hammerson shopping centre, make sure you don’t miss your chance to join the debate. Just one week after Croydon’s planning committee determines its future, Croydon’s retail future is set to be a hot topic at the 2017 Develop Croydon...
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