Month

December 2017

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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MP calls for government to invest in Brighton main line

Sarah Jones, Central Croydon MP, calls for the government to invest £1 billion in the Brighton main line. She was speaking in the House of Commons when she warned that the construction of new houses in Croydon will only benefit the borough if the train lines are improved. She said: “More housing will kick-start productivity...
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Brick by Brick confirms its contractors to deliver 1,000 new homes

Brick by Brick, set up by Croydon Council, has appointed seven contractors to a three-year framework to deliver more than 1,000 new homes. The chosen contractors are: Buxton Building Contractors, Dawnus Construction, Kind & Company, Henry Construction Projects, Neilcott Construction, Osborne, and Quinn (London). Work has now begun on nine sites located throughout the borough...
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Ruskin Square is a gamechanger but office supply is a concern

By Vanessa Clark, Partner of Sinclair Clark The Ruskin Square development is a game-changer for Croydon. A new skyline now greets the thousands of passengers who travel through East Croydon Station daily, immediately improving perceptions of the quality and scale of regeneration being delivered in the town. HMRC taking the entirety of the 184,000 sq...
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Selhurst Park set to be redeveloped

Crystal Palace have unveiled plans to redevelop Selhurst Park. The project, which is expected to cost between £75m and £100m, will increase the capacity at Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000. The centrepiece of the planned redevelopment is a new five-storey stand featuring an all-glass front – a homage to the club’s earliest...
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Pure Gym to open in central Croydon

A former nightclub and pool hall in central Croydon is being turned into a new gym. Pure Gym will occupy the first floor of 12-20 Crown Hill, which is owned by Lipman Properties. Leisure property specialists, Fleurets, managed the transition to allow Pure Gym to open the new facility. Steven Lipman of Lipman Properties said:...
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