Month

November 2018

The BRIT School launches pop-up performances

The UK’s leading free performing and creative arts school, The BRIT School, will bring the creativity, energy and diversity of its students to Croydon’s town centre when it launches a dazzling new series of pop-performances this month. From 28 November, BRIT Presents, an exciting new programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, will offer shoppers...

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First time buyers can now register for Pocket Living’s Addiscombe Grove site

Pocket Living’s latest development, Addiscombe Grove CR0, is its first in the Borough of Croydon. Designed by award-winning architects Metropolitan Workshop, the 21-storey 100% affordable residential development contains 112 discounted one-bedroom Pocket homes available exclusively to first time buyers who live or work in the borough and earn a modest salary. Lucian Smithers, Sales and...

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Croydon Composers prepare to rock Boxpark

A groundbreaking music project which brings together Croydon-based musicians from different backgrounds and genres to collaborate on brand new compositions will perform at Boxpark next week (4pm-7pm, Sunday 2 December) Run by award-winning musician and composer Shri Sriram and funded by the council’s cultural partnership fund and Arts Council England, Croydon Composers features 16 Croydon-based...

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Taco Bell picks Croydon as one of its first London restaurants

Taco Bell, one of America’s most famous Mexican-inspired fast-food chains, will be opening in Croydon early next year, as it brings the brand to London for the first time. It will move into the vacant unit on George Street, which was previously occupied by Scrumpchinos. The American chain says an official opening date is yet...

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DC 2018: East Croydon can become ‘a destination in its own right’

The Brighton Main Line upgrade and redevelopment of East Croydon station is a prime opportunity to make the station a destination in its own right. Steve Peggs, Director of Development at Network Rail Property, outlined plans to redesign the station – one of the busiest in the country – during the “Bridging The Gap” panel...

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DC 2018: Youngsters ask to hear more from Croydon’s big businesses

FORTY young people from across the borough joined the Develop Croydon Conference as part of an engaging and informative Youth Summit. Titled “Generation Croydon”, the overall theme of this year’s conference was how the town’s ongoing regeneration will cater for all ages – both young and the old. Sponsored by the Whitgift Foundation, the Youth...

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DC 2018: Croydon needs new office space to keep up with demand

Build the office space and the occupiers will come, that was the take away message for commercial developers at the Develop Croydon Conference. Liz Hamson, Editor, Property Week opened the debate to discuss how the workplace has changed dramatically, explaining that her magazine had moved recently to better refurbished offices within Croydon due to changes...

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