Government injects £10m into Croydon to help deliver new shopping centre

The Government has announced £10m in “Housing Infrastructure Funding” to support 1,000 new homes in Croydon Town centre and provide infrastructure to enable the Westfield and Hammerson centre to move forwards.

The Whitgift redevelopment scheme will deliver 1,000 new homes and 7,000 new jobs.

Chris Philp, Croydon South MP said: “I am delighted that the Conservative Government has made this vital investment in Croydon. This is fantastic news for Croydon. It will provide world-leading retail facilities in the town centre, and act as a spur to other much-needed regeneration projects there. We are hopeful that John Lewis will be confirmed as the anchor store before too long. This news will make Croydon town centre one of Europe’s leading growth areas in the coming years.”