21
Apr
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Government calls in Purley skyscraper plans

The government is set to review plans to build a 17-storey building on the site of Purley Baptist Church after opposition from thousands of residents. Croydon Council approved the proposals for 114 flats last December, with a further 106 flats proposed for blocks between three and eight storeys tall on the other side of Banstead...
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21
Apr
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New Fairfield operators target mass participation

The company set to run the refurbished Fairfield Halls has pledged to breathe new life into the historic venue and encourage mass participation. Croydon Council has named BH Live, a leading leisure and event operator and social enterprise on the south coast, as preferred bidder to operate Fairfield when it opens in 2018. The report,...
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21
Apr
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Croydon to lead the way for shopping centre living

Shopping centres are being seem as desirable places to live once again according to a report in this week’s Estates Gazette. It outlines how a third of all shopping centres in London, including Croydon’s Whitgift Centre, have plans for redevelopment with each planning a residential element. Westfield and Hammerson, who are jointly bringing forward the...
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12
Apr
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Croydon at risk of becoming an industrial desert

Croydon is in severe need of industrial land to be released to avoid companies being forced out of the area. Alex Gale, regional head of business space for property consultants Stiles Harold Williams says a lack of vacant space and rising rents are turning the area into an ‘industrial desert’. A number of sites have...
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10
Apr
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The View to host Croydon Business Excellence Awards launch event

​A launch party for Croydon’s biggest and best business event takes place on Tuesday, April 25. The View, the Develop Croydon marketing suite in the Whitgift Tower, will be hosting a free Big Game evening to promote the Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2017, being held in association with Gatwick Airport. Business people across the borough...
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8
Apr
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Penhurst Square awaits its first residents

The first residents are due to move into Bellway Homes’ new 72-home development at Penhurst Square in Addiscombe next month. A range of one, two and three bedroom apartments and four bedroom houses are targeted at first-time buyers, young couples, commuters and investors with some of the apartments available through the Help to Buy London...
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7
Apr
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Wellesley Road closure as works near completion

One of the main roads through the centre of Croydon is to close over the Easter holidays so essential maintenance works can be carried out. Wellesley Road will be closed southbound to traffic from midnight on Saturday, April 8 to 5am on Tuesday, April 18to enable London Trams to undertake vital maintenance of the tram...
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7
Apr
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East Croydon bus station reopens

East Croydon bus station is reopening to the public today after the final phase of improvement works came to an end. New shelters and signposts, better lighting, new public seating, improved pedestrian access and tree planting are among the improvements made to the bus station in Addiscombe Road, which dated back to the late 1990s. The improvements...
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7
Apr
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Croydon brings large and small businesses together

Small Croydon firms are being invited to ‘meet the buyers’ from large businesses working in the borough. The council has set up the networking event, which is open to all small business based in Croydon, as part of its ‘Value Croydon’ programme. Value Croydon is Croydon Council’s approach to driving growth in the local economy through...
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6
Apr
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Cash boost for grassroots culture in Croydon

More exciting arts and cultural projects have received cash boosts from a council fund set up to expand Croydon’s cultural scene by helping grassroots organisations attract major investment. Crystal Palace Overground Festival and an immersive, site-responsive dance project called OX are the latest events on Croydon’s summer programme to receive awards from the council’s Cultural...
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