Month

November 2017

Agenda-setting Develop Croydon conference tackles the core issues surrounding the borough’s incredible regeneration

With the scrutiny of London falling upon Croydon’s ambitious, large-scale regeneration, the Develop Croydon conference was hailed an agenda-setting success – almost 86 per cent of delegates agreed the progressive debate shaping the town’s future was leading the way in determining sustainable placemaking. Also, a total of 89.5 per cent of those attending the event...
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Inspired expect Innova to make a big Impact

Former 1960s office block Impact House is being converted into Innova, Inspired Homes’ flagship development in Croydon. Featuring 235 apartments, the £90million scheme is the largest of Inspired’s permitted development schemes. A radical transformation is seeing the building stripped back to the core and reskinned with a con-temporary residential facade. Inspired chief executive Martin Skinner...
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Recycling centre undergoes £106k upgrade

Fishers Farm recycling centre has closed for a fortnight this morning to allow for a £106,000 upgrade to its layout and drainage. The site in North Downs Road, New Addington, will be closed until Monday, December 11 because of a £52,000 council investment in a new drainage system and kerbs, plus a £54,000 upgrade to...
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Ashburton Hall reopening after refurbishment

Ashburton Hall will soon open its doors to allow local community groups to access the recently refurbished space. After a major modernisation project, the council will initially be handing the former library building in Ashburton Park over to Deshi Arts, a creative partnership who will manage bookings through until March 2018. More than 60 local...
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Library to form part of new South Norwood development

A new library is to be built in South Norwood as part of a major mixed-used scheme being brought forward by Croydon Council. It will form part of a mixed-use development replacing an outdated and inaccessible building around the corner on the junction of Selhurst Road and Lawrence Road. The site is part of the...
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Croydon deserves borough of culture honour

www.Croydon2019.London Croydon’s bid to be named London Borough of Culture for 2019 will be submitted to the Mayor of London at the start of December. If successful, the council will receive over £1m to boost the borough’s cultural offer over the year. With the Fairfield Halls reopening at the end of 2018 following its £30m...
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Conference 2017: Westfield chief counts down to start of construction

The hurdles which need to be jumped before work can start on developing the capital’s third Westfield were outlined at the end of the Develop Croydon Conference. The Croydon Partnership, a joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, has just received planning consent for its £1.4billion retail-led scheme which will transform the existing town centre. Demolition...
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Conference 2017: How Croydon can attract further investment

Business leaders have set out how they believe Croydon can attract more investment. Creating a business-growth environment, promoting infrastructure and the regeneration message, and providing incentives were all put forward at the Develop Croydon conference. David Slater of London and Partners told delegates at the ‘Next Stop Croydon’ session that assets which attracted investors generally,...
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