24
Nov
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Library to form part of new South Norwood development

A new library is to be built in South Norwood as part of a major mixed-used scheme being brought forward by Croydon Council. It will form part of a mixed-use development replacing an outdated and inaccessible building around the corner on the junction of Selhurst Road and Lawrence Road. The site is part of the...
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24
Nov
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Croydon deserves borough of culture honour

www.Croydon2019.London Croydon’s bid to be named London Borough of Culture for 2019 will be submitted to the Mayor of London at the start of December. If successful, the council will receive over £1m to boost the borough’s cultural offer over the year. With the Fairfield Halls reopening at the end of 2018 following its £30m...
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23
Nov
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Conference 2017: Westfield chief counts down to start of construction

The hurdles which need to be jumped before work can start on developing the capital’s third Westfield were outlined at the end of the Develop Croydon Conference. The Croydon Partnership, a joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, has just received planning consent for its £1.4billion retail-led scheme which will transform the existing town centre. Demolition...
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22
Nov
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Conference 2017: How Croydon can attract further investment

Business leaders have set out how they believe Croydon can attract more investment. Creating a business-growth environment, promoting infrastructure and the regeneration message, and providing incentives were all put forward at the Develop Croydon conference. David Slater of London and Partners told delegates at the ‘Next Stop Croydon’ session that assets which attracted investors generally,...
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22
Nov
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Conference 2017: Flexible approach key for Westfield & Hammerson

EATING out and leisure facilities will be at the heart of the new £1.4billion Westfield & Hammerson shopping centre set to open in Croydon in 2019. Business leaders from both companies were part of a four-strong panel discussing the vision for smart retail in the town centre at the Develop Croydon Conference 2017. Myf Ryan,...
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22
Nov
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Conference 2017: Question time with leading Croydon politicians

The Develop Croydon Conference featured a question time session with four leading Croydon politicians and hosted by the BBC’s Lucy Hockings. The politicians were: Tony Newman (Labour), leader of Croydon Council; Steve O’Connell (Conservative), member of the London Assembly for Croydon and Sutton; Paul Scott (Labour) the planning committee chairman on Croydon Council, Jason Perry...
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22
Nov
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Conference 2017: East Croydon station expansion plans

Ambitious plans to transform East Croydon station were expanded upon at the Develop Croydon conference. Network Rail’s Ben Craig explained that adding an additional two platforms and building an office development over the station were ideas that his team had begun to work on. Speaking on the panel at the ‘Next Stop Croydon’ session, he...
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22
Nov
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Conference 2017: Croydon’s ‘golden opportunity’ to become a smart city

CROYDON has a ‘golden opportunity’ to lead the way in the smart city revolution, according to a panel of leading experts. A vision of a ‘radically different’ town centre, including autonomous cars, adjustable pavements and 5G network technology, was discussed at the Develop Croydon 2017 conference. Graham Cadle, Director of Customer and Corporate Services at...
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21
Nov
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Leon House to be a landmark for modernist living

One of the UK’s best surviving examples of modernist architecture is being transformed into a blueprint for modern urban living. The developers behind Leon House, an iconic Croydon office block, intend to buck the trend for permitted development conversions by ensuring its apartments meet the Mayor of London’s space standards. While the quality of some...
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