Month

April 2018

New bar “Art & Craft” opens in Surrey Street

Croydon has a new bar, offering customers prosecco on tap, craft ales and a fine art collection on the walls. Art & Craft, in Surrey Street, opened for business on April 18. Owners Tom Talbot and Bradley Ridge already have three artisan bars in Streatham Hill, Streatham Common and West Norwood. At the Croydon bar...
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New bar “Art & Craft” opens in Surrey Street

Croydon has a new bar, offering customers prosecco on tap, craft ales and a fine art collection on the walls. Art & Craft, in Surrey Street, opened for business on April 18. Owners Tom Talbot and Bradley Ridge already have three artisan bars in Streatham Hill, Streatham Common and West Norwood. At the Croydon bar...
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Black Mirror films latest series in Croydon

Croydon has once again become the back drop of a hit TV series as Black Mirror takes over St George’s Walk to film its latest series. The Netflix series, written by Charlie Brooker, has taken Croydon back to the 1980’s with a set of retro-style shopfronts, including a vintage WHSmith shop kitted out with music...
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Leon House runner up at First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards

The exciting transformation of Leon House has been recognised at a prestigious industry awards ceremony. FI Real Estate Management’s conversion of the former modernist office block into 263 high-end apartments finished runner up in the “Most Innovative Redevelopment of an Existing Property” prize at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. The award ceremony, hosted by...
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Architects submit plans for new Croydon secondary school

Sheppard Robson has submitted plans for a £30m secondary school in south Croydon. The 1,680-place Coombe Wood School will be part of the Folio Education Trust. The Department for Education approved the idea behind the school earlier this year. It will run across 12,400sq m. Its sports facilities include a full-size artificially turfed pitch and...
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Barratt Developments agree to pay for Citiscape fire safety costs

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has welcomed the decision from house builders Barratt Developments to pay for fire safety related costs in a Croydon apartment block. Leaseholders living in the Citiscape development in Drummond Road were told at a residents’ association meeting this week of Barratt Developments’ decision. The company has said they will cover future...
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Menta and Redrow receive council approval for Morello Phase II

Regeneration specialist Menta, along with housebuilder Redrow, were given unanimous approval by Croydon Council’s planning committee, for a major new infrastructure and residential-led regeneration scheme which will deliver a new station entrance to East Croydon Station, and a key piece of infrastructure for the town. In October 2017, the joint venture developers submitted a planning...
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Selhurst Park redevelopment gets green light from Croydon Council

Redevelopment plans for the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club have unanimously been given the green light. The council’s cross-party planning committee approved the club’s proposals, which will see the ‘Main Stand’ extended to increase the stadium’s capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000. The expansion plans will not only see the creation of...
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