Month

December 2018

Tide complete concrete cores of world’s largest modular towers

Tide Construction are ‘ready for the next stage of the project’ having completed the two concrete cores of the world’s tallest modular towers. The two huge cores now loom large on the horizon at the site at 101 George Street, opposite East Croydon Station. Tide, funded by Greystar and Henderson Park, say they are firmly...

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Croydon to launch Fair Field design contest

Croydon Council has announced it will hold an international competitive tender process for a ‘world class, exemplary’ overhaul of its historic Fair Field. The competitive procedure with negotiation, which is set to open for applications in early January, seeks exciting, bold and innovative proposals to transform the large prominent public square next to the council’s...

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Brick by Brick’s Croydon Smaller Sites Programme wins AJ Architecture Award

Croydon Council’s development company Brick by Brick has landed a prestigious industry award. Brick by Brick’s ‘ground-breaking’ Croydon Smaller Sites Programme triumphed in the masterplan category at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards. The Croydon Smaller Sites Programme sets out how more than 1,000 new homes will be built on 50 infill plots previously considered to...

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Forgotten sculpture unveiled at Leon House

An extensive piece of artwork by a renowned post-war sculptor and artist was unveiled at the official opening of Leon House. William Mitchell’s artwork was rediscovered when work began on refurbishing the former modernist-designed office block, where it had been hidden for over a decade. Originally commissioned by architects Tribich, Liefer & Starkin in the...

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Freedom of the Borough awarded to Roy Hodgson and Donna Fraser

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson and four-time Olympian Donna Fraser have been awarded Freedom of the Borough, the highest civic honour a local authority can give. Roy and Donna, who both grew up and went to school in Croydon, were nominated for their contributions to their communities as well as their sporting achievements. Roy attended...

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Croydon University Hospital opens new £21m A&E

Croydon University Hospital’s brand new £21m A&E department has now opened its doors to the public. Announcing the opening, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said it would offer “modern, high-quality facilities” to Croydon patients. The Trust added that the new A&E has been designed by doctors and nurses at the hospital...

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