4
Dec
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Living with Leon – Homes being snapped up in stunning new redevelopment

ALMOST 50 new homes in Leon House have already been sold following a hugely successful opening of the development’s marketing suite. FI Real Estate Management are transforming the iconic building, one of the UK’s finest surviving examples of mid 20th century modernist architecture, into 263 one and two bedroom apartments. The luxurious properties, all featuring...
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1
Dec
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Can Croydon double its housing supply to meet Mayor’s targets?

Croydon is facing the biggest increase in housing targets in South London, according to the Mayor’s new draft London Plan released this week. They are set to rise from 1,435 annually to a prospective 2,949 per year in Sadiq Khan’s new draft London Plan. The plan also sets demanding targets for all 33 London boroughs...
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1
Dec
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Croydon submits its bid to become London Borough of Culture

Croydon has delivered its bid to be London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’ to the Mayor of London and, if successful, promises a huge range of new festivals and events for 2019. With the title and the £1.1million that comes with it, Croydon has committed to staging over twenty new events and projects. These would be...
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1
Dec
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Tide Construction given go ahead for tallest modular built towers

Tide Construction has gained planning permission for two residential towers in Croydon. The 38-storey and 44-storey towers, on 101 George Street, will be the tallest towers built using modular construction and have been designed specifically for rent. The scheme will be made from nearly 1500 modules that are manufactured and installed by Vision Modular Systems....
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1
Dec
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Second phase of Morello to go before planners in January

Plannings applications for a major residential-led regeneration scheme and a bridge linking East Croydon station with Addiscombe will be heard in the new year. The Morello Quarter Phase II development is set to go before the planning committee in January following the recent completion of the first phase in Cherry Orchard Road. The gateway development,...
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30
Nov
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Agenda-setting Develop Croydon conference tackles the core issues surrounding the borough’s incredible regeneration

With the scrutiny of London falling upon Croydon’s ambitious, large-scale regeneration, the Develop Croydon conference was hailed an agenda-setting success – almost 86 per cent of delegates agreed the progressive debate shaping the town’s future was leading the way in determining sustainable placemaking. Also, a total of 89.5 per cent of those attending the event...
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30
Nov
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Inspired expect Innova to make a big Impact

Former 1960s office block Impact House is being converted into Innova, Inspired Homes’ flagship development in Croydon. Featuring 235 apartments, the £90million scheme is the largest of Inspired’s permitted development schemes. A radical transformation is seeing the building stripped back to the core and reskinned with a con-temporary residential facade. Inspired chief executive Martin Skinner...
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27
Nov
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Recycling centre undergoes £106k upgrade

Fishers Farm recycling centre has closed for a fortnight this morning to allow for a £106,000 upgrade to its layout and drainage. The site in North Downs Road, New Addington, will be closed until Monday, December 11 because of a £52,000 council investment in a new drainage system and kerbs, plus a £54,000 upgrade to...
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24
Nov
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Conference 2017: Piers Gough says One Lansdowne will bring glamour to Croydon

The One Lansdowne development, which has designs on being a world-famous development, will bring glamour to Croydon. That was the message of Piers Gough, of CZWG Architects, an architect with a worldwide reputation himself as the designer of many prominent buildings and masterplans. A viewing gallery and the highest bar and restaurant in the capital...
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24
Nov
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Ashburton Hall reopening after refurbishment

Ashburton Hall will soon open its doors to allow local community groups to access the recently refurbished space. After a major modernisation project, the council will initially be handing the former library building in Ashburton Park over to Deshi Arts, a creative partnership who will manage bookings through until March 2018. More than 60 local...
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