15
Sep
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Heathfield Primary School opens its doors for the first time

Heathfield Academy, the latest new school to be completed in Croydon, has opened this week. The newly-completed £10million forms part of Croydon Council’s programme of building and expanding schools, being delivered by Willmott Dixon, to meet the growing demand for school places. It has been handed over to Step Academy Trust and co-headteacher Lana-Lea O’Keefe...
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15
Sep
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Develop Croydon Conference gets an international flavour

The ninth Develop Croydon Conference is set to have an international flavour with a debate on how Croydon is becoming an icon of modern global city living. Sponsored by London Gatwick Airport and chaired by Lucy Hockings, the premier summit in the borough’s calendar this year takes place at the Croydon Park Hotel on November...
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14
Sep
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Croydon ranked London’s fifth best borough for upsizing

Croydon has been identified as London’s fifth best place for upsizing according to a new survey. New research from estate agent Strutt & Parker shows that three-bedroom homes command a price premium. Meanwhile new figures taken from Lloyds Bank reveal a quarter of first-time buyers are finding it harder to trade up than they did...
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14
Sep
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Wandle Park to host 2017 Mela

The Mela is returning to Croydon with Wandle Park hosting the renowned celebration of south-east Asian culture on Saturday, September 30. This year named the Colors Croydon International Mela, the event will provide a spectacular showcase of international artists, local talent, extraordinary dance and absorbing street theatre. In keeping with the 50th anniversary of 1967...
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13
Sep
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Ribbon cut on HMRC’s first regional centre in Croydon

Croydon has become home to HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) first regional centre, whichhas been officially opened 1 Ruskin Square is the first of the government department’s 13 new state-of-the-art regional centres to welcome staff. The 184,000 square feet of office space located next to East Croydon station, will be home to 2,700 HMRC employees...
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13
Sep
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Croydon is the perfect Location Location Location

Channel Four’s hit TV show Location, Location, Location came to Yumn Boxpark for the latest episode of the popular house-hunting series. The programme, set to broadcast at 8pm on Wednesday, 13th October, sees presenter Phil Spencer help a pair of newlyweds search for a home in the up-and-coming Croydon property market. A production team of...
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13
Sep
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Thornton Heath streetscene improvements moving forward

The next phase of improvement works to enhance the streetscene in Thornton Heath begin on Monday. Works will be carried out by the roundabout on Whitehorse Lane at the junction with High Street and Whitehorse Road and will include the removal of old street furniture and new paving and kerbs. New trees will also be...
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7
Sep
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Purley car park improvements backed by shoppers and businesses

Shoppers and businesses in Purley can enjoy improved parking facilities now that Croydon Council’s £200,000 upgrade to the town centre’s multi-storey car park is complete. Two new upgraded lifts are now working in the 424-space building in Whytecliffe Road South, providing users with step-free access to the town centre. New roller shutters have also been installed in...
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6
Sep
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New Business XChange Hub to host pop-up expo

Companies keen to capitalise on the UK’s fastest growing economy are invited to an exciting pop-up event in South London’s booming business capital Croydon. The We Mean Business Pop Up Expo is being held at The Business Xchange Hub, an innovative concept in flexible office accommodation for new and growing businesses, on Tuesday, October 3....
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