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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6
Apr
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Live music venue searching for a new home

Live music venue Hoodoos is looking for a new home with room to roll out major expansion plans in 2018. The Croydon ‘micro venue’ which attracts major talent, was started by Richard and Josie Hamilton, their musician son Peter, and musician and venue chef John Lovell. Hoodos has built up a loyal and enthusiastic following...
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5
Apr
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Exploring Croydon’s cultural highlights

Croydon isn’t just a development opportunity – it’s a place where culture is being put at the forefront of the regeneration programme. The council is investing £35million in bringing Fairfield Halls back to its former glory while there is also a healthy ‘bottom-up’ approach with members of the community playing a major part in adding...
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4
Apr
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Inspired gets permission to turn car park into 42 homes

Approval has been granted for an eleven-storey, 42 unit scheme in Scarbrook Road, a £20million programme in the car park formerly belonging to 1960s office block Green Dragon House, which Inspired has already converted into 119 apartments under permitted development rights. The £20million Scarbrook House scheme will feature 13 three-bedroom, 20 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom...
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4
Apr
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BNP Paribas highlights Croydon’s compelling office offer

Croydon has been identified as one of the main submarkets to watch in a report by BNP Paribas. Daniel Bayley, head of the central London office agency said that while the City and West End remain the power players, Croydon is leading the sub-markets forging their own identity in the capital. He wrote: “When London...
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