1
Feb
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Leon House nominated for “Most Innovative Redevelopment” award

The “trailblazing” redevelopment of Leon House has been shortlisted for a highly acclaimed industry award. The brutalist modern office block in the south end of Croydon is being transformed into 263 luxurious one and two bedroom apartments by developers FI Real Estate Management . And the ambitious project has now made the shortlist for the...
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30
Jan
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Planning application for new South Croydon school is submitted

A planning application for a new South Croydon secondary school that would cater for 1,680 pupils has been submitted. The free school will be called Coombe Wood School and will be an academy run by the Folio Education Trust, which also runs Wallington County Grammar School. With the plans detailing that it expects to open...
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29
Jan
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Radio 4 celebrates Croydon Crocus Farm

Croydon’s Saffron Central was in the spotlight on Sunday 28th January, as it featured in Radio 4’s Yasmin Khan programme, Britain’s Secret Saffron Story. In summer 2015, in Queens Garden, a new crocus farm was created after a local resident, Ally McKinley, discovered that Croydon’s name was thought to mean ‘crocus valley’ in Anglo-Saxon. He...
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29
Jan
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Good Evening Croydon winner revealed

A new board games café has been crowned winner of the Good Evening Croydon competition. Ludoquist Board Games Café beat competition from four other finalists, who were shortlisted for the ideas they put forward to boost the borough’s night-time offering. The contest was run as part of Croydon’s ongoing regeneration and the Croydon Growth Zone...
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23
Jan
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Public consultation held on redevelopment of the Matthews Yard building

The public consultation, by Regent Land and Developments, has shown what a new block of flats could look like if the homes are built in place of the building, which is home to the Matthews Yard community hub. Last May, the South Croydon company submitted a pre-planning application to bulldoze the building, which houses the...
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22
Jan
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Lumiere London 2018 lights are coming to Croydon

The Lumiere London 2018 festival of lights has been drawing the crowds across the capital and many of the incredible artwork are now coming to Croydon. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, the 2018 festival’s artwork reimagines London’s architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. And now the main festival...
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21
Jan
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Croydon to publish developers’ viability reports

Developers in Croydon will now have the viability appraisal submitted as part of their planning applications made public. The reports are submitted to provide evidence of the developers’ capability to meet all planning requirements, including meeting the levels of affordable housing required by the council as the local planning authority. Previously applicants could request for...
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19
Jan
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Former Blue Orchid nightclub building to become gym

Part of the building which was last used to house the former Blue Orchid nightclub is set to reopen as a gym. The building, in Park Lane, has been vacant ever since the club closed in 2004 – but is set to be given a new lease of life by fitness chain MYPT Studio. It...
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