14
Aug
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Driverless car company FiveAI gather data on the streets of Croydon

Driverless cars on the streets of Croydon moved a step closer this week, with important data being gathered across the borough. FiveAI, a leading UK business developing technology for autonomous vehicles, aim to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London by 2019. Starting this week, up to 10 Five AI vehicles will be gathering...

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6
Aug
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Sixty new street murals part of Croydon’s first urban art festival

Croydon’s first urban art festival will be held next month, with around 60 new murals added to the town’s already colourful streets. RISEfestival, running for ten days from September 5, will include installations from some of the world’s leading urban artists. The event will also include an exclusive exhibition hosted by RISEgallery and a new...
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6
Aug
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New 100 per cent affordable scheme gets planning go ahead

Notting Hill Genesis have been given the green light to build a “100 per cent” affordable scheme on Wellesley Road. The new 26-storey tower block will be delivered on the site of Cambridge House, currently a four-storey office block that will be demolished to make way for the new development. Work is due to be...
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2
Aug
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First glimpse of Croydon’s newest creative hub

Croydon’s newest cultural magnet will be unveiled next Saturday (11 August) from 12-4pm, at an Open Day for the ASC Studios – Grafton Quarter. One of London’s largest artists’ workspace charities, The Artists’ Studio Company, has purchased the new-build property to offer 104 purpose-built affordable studios for fine artists, designer-makers and not-for-profit arts charities. Studio...
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27
Jul
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Work on St George’s House conversion to start “imminently”

R&F Properties have announced their vision for the Queen’s Square site they purchased last year. Queen’s Square is the name used for the area of land around St George’s Walk (between Park Street, the High Street, Park Lane and Katharine Street). R&F intend to create a new quarter, providing physical links between the existing cultural,...
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26
Jul
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Optivo and Pocket Living to deliver 100% affordable scheme

This ground-breaking collaboration will see affordable housing maximised on a site that previously had planning permission to deliver just 12% affordable housing. The eye-catching development, situated in Addiscombe Grove, will feature 153 affordable homes with three rooftop terraces offering stunning views across south London. The scheme is set to complete in March 2020. Croydon Council’s...
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26
Jul
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South London’s biggest free business Expo set to attract 1,000 visitors

South London’s biggest business to business expo – We Mean Business 2018 – returns to Croydon on Wednesday, 17th October. Offering exceptional opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors, the one-day Expo in London’s leading start-up and tech hotspot, will feature over 50 exhibitors and attract over 1,000 visitors. There will be free seminars as well as...
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24
Jul
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Record number of ‘outstanding’ entries for Croydon business awards

Entrepreneurs in one of south London’s fastest growing economies are celebrating after making the 2018 Shortlist of the Croydon Business Excellence Awards in association with Willmott Dixon. A record 100 entries were shortlisted thanks to the “outstanding depth and quality” of submissions from over 80 Croydon businesses and entrepreneurs. The independent adjudicator who drew up...
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23
Jul
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New plans for Edridge Road tower

A pre-application for a block of 230 flats in Edridge Road has been submitted by Croydon Tower One Ltd. Proposals for the 36-storey tower block were discussed by councillors at a Croydon planning meeting on Thursday July 19. The development would be made up of 133 flats in a 36-storey tower and an attached nine-storey...
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18
Jul
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Cushman & Wakefield report highlights South Norwood’s potential

South Norwood has been hailed as an “untapped” area for retail and leisure investment in Greater London. The major study of 104 locations across the city (excluding central London) also revealed Croydon to be a “maturing” centre. Areas were ranked in one of five categories: “truly established,” “maturing”, “flourishing”, “up and coming” and “untapped” by...
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