Month

December 2017

Vote now to back Croydon’s Borough of Culture bid

Croydon council is seeking support in its bid to become London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’. The bid was delivered to the Mayor of London in early December, and, if successful, promises a huge range of new festivals and events for 2019. The announcement of which borough will take the award will be made in February 2018,...
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The Sunday Politics: Is One Lansdowne the future for the suburbs?

Croydon’s answer to The Shard came under the spotlight in this week’s edition of the Sunday Politics. The weekly BBC1 programme turned the spotlight on Guildhouse Rosepride’s landmark One Lansdowne scheme, asking about the role high-rise developments have in the capital’s future. Croydon’s planning department voted unanimously in the autumn to grant planning permission for...
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Watch the Develop Croydon Conference 2017 highlights

You can now watch the highlights from this year’s Develop Croydon Conference 2017, at Croydon Park Hotel. You can view the photo gallery from the event and the video highlights here. The event was a huge success with almost 86 per cent of delegates agreeing the progressive debate shaping the town’s future was leading the...
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Unibail-Rodamco to buy Westfield

Unibail-Rodamco is to acquire Westfield in a deal valued at US$24.7bn, creating one of the world’s biggest developers and operators of flagship shopping centres. This follows from last week’s news that Hammerson and Intu were merging, creating a £21 billion pan-European portfolio of retail and leisure property. Hammerson and Westfield are in a joint venture (Croydon...
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Unibail-Rodamco to buy Westfield

Unibail-Rodamco is to acquire Westfield in a deal valued at US$24.7bn, creating one of the world’s biggest developers and operators of flagship shopping centres. This follows from last week’s news that Hammerson and Intu were merging, creating a £21 billion pan-European portfolio of retail and leisure property. Hammerson and Westfield are in a joint venture (Croydon...
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Council lays out plans for Croydon smart city

Croydon’s future as a smart city and council plans to use technology and data to improve the experience of people visiting, living and working in the borough will be outlined at cabinet on 11th December. The programme of projects, as part of the Growth Zone programme, includes improving digital connectivity to meet the needs of...
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Boxpark Croydon wins award for best leisure development

Boxpark Croydon has won the Revo Gold Awards for Best Leisure Development 2017, which celebrates the very best examples of development, investment and asset management. Boxpark Croydon has also won the Meanwhile award at the New London Awards, RIBA London Award 2017 and Retail Week’s Best Store for Food and Drink award, all in its...
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Growth zone infrastructure projects to be presented to cabinet

A series of infrastructure projects that will enable Croydon’s growth zone to deliver a £5.25bn regeneration programme are set to be presented at cabinet on 11th December. The 46 town centre projects, which have been grouped into five categories: transport, public realm and culture, energy, parking and construction logistics, will enable the development and economic...
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New Crystal Palace ground could become an international venue

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the £100million redevelopment of Selhurst Park into a 34,000 capacity stadium will make it fit to host international football. Hailing the project announced this week as the chance “to create a new Crystal Palace for the modern year”, Mr Parish said the scheme underlined the football club’s ambitions. As...
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