17
May
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Vinci appointed to bring forward new Fairfield Halls

A contractor that has worked on a number of major projects in Croydon has been appointed to deliver the next stage of Fairfield Halls’ £30million transformation. As the first phase of refurbishment draws to a close, Croydon Council’s development company, Brick by Brick, has engaged Vinci Construction UK following a competitive tendering process. Vinci Construction...
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15
May
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Investor Tour showcases the changing landscape of Croydon

The tenth Croydon Investor Tour was a huge success with key decision-makers being shown that UK’s largest regeneration programme is about more than new buildings. Organised and led by social enterprise Develop Croydon, the tour was again fully subscribed with more than 50 key decision-makers touring the town centre by foot, coach and tram. They...
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12
May
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News in Brief

WORK has begun on a £15million expansion of Wing Yip, the popular Oriental-inspired supermarket in Purley Way, Croydon. The extra 34,000 sq ft will feature a cold warehouse, entrance lobby, expanded shop floor and additional car parking with the store remaining open while the improvements – due for completion in 2019 – are made. London...
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12
May
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What do Croydon’s developers want from their architects?

An event asking ‘What Clients think of Architects’ is being held at The View, Develop Croydon’s marketing suite in the Whitgift Tower, on Tuesday, May 16 (6pm). Architects and developers will have their say at the event being held by Croydon Constructing Excellence Club and organised by RIBA, whose market intelligence helps architects to adapt...
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3
May
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Sparkling launch party for Croydon Business Excellence Awards

More than 120 of the borough’s leading business people put their competitive skills to the test at the sparkling launch of the Croydon’s biggest awards. The Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2017 in association with London Gatwick Airport opened for entries at The View, the ninth floor marketing suite in the Whitgift Tower operated by Develop...
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25
Apr
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Croydon Food and Music Festival returns for a sixth year

The sixth annual Croydon Food & Music Festival – the borough’s biggest event for foodies – is back this June with a hot new flavour for 2017. More than 12,000 people attended last year’s festival in the famous Croydon Restaurant Quarter in the town’s South End. And organisers, the South Croydon Business Association, have ambitious plans...
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25
Apr
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Work begins on Thornton Heath improvements

Major improvement works that will boost the street scene in Thornton Heath get under way this week. The work programme will focus firstly on the section of Brigstock Road between Chipstead Avenue and Quadrant Road outside of the library and Trumble Gardens. This work will then followed by Whitehorse Road Roundabout and the Parchmore Road...
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24
Apr
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Croydon’s cultural appeal hitting new heights

Croydon is gearing up for an exciting summer with a string of major events and cultural activities having been confirmed in recent weeks. Here is a calendar of confirmed events across the borough over the next few months. MAY Rooftop cinema: The Lost Format Society, Croydon’s award-winning rooftop cinema and bar, returns for 2017 on Thursday,...
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24
Apr
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Surrey Street Market on target for June reopening

Good progress is being made on the improvement works to Surrey Street and the project remains on schedule to finish in early June. Having been on site since March 27, Croydon Council contractors have undertaken a range of works as part of the £1.1m renovation of the 700-year-old market. These include new levelled pavements, improved...
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21
Apr
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First businesses win Good Employer Croydon accreditation

Nine employers have been accredited under the new Good Employer Croydon scheme, with a further 37 having pledged their commitment to the innovative programme. The award-winning companies and organisations are Brick by Brick, The Campaign Company, Classique Care Services, Croydon Council, Dotmailer, Ikea, Mind in Croydon, Sussex Innovation Croydon and White Label Creative. Meanwhile a...
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