Develop Croydon Conference | 20th November 2018 | Croydon Park Hotel

August 2016

£1million Ashburton Park proposals go on show

An exhibition of £1m plans to restore the former library in Ashburton Park go on sale this week. Croydon Council has drawn up plans to turn the Victorian building into a community hub to attract more visitors to the park, as well as creating flexible spaces for use by the community and small businesses. It...
Read More →

Final consultation on Croydon’s local plan

Residents are being invited to give their views on Croydon’s growth and development vision for the next two decades. The Croydon Local Plan sets out how the borough can thrive and grow to meet future increasing demand. It details how many new homes the borough needs, how the infrastructure such as roads, schools and medical facilities need...
Read More →

Croydon prepares to throw open its doors

More than a dozen of Croydon’s landmark buildings will be revealing their inner secrets over the weekend of Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18 as part of the annual Open House London festival of architecture and design. The town’s rich architectural legacy, dating from the 13th century to the present day, will be showcased. Among...
Read More →

Debating Croydon: The Chosen City

Five years on from being the ‘riot city’, Croydon’s transformation into a pioneering 21st century city will be the focus of the seventh Develop Croydon Conference. Placemaking Croydon will be the theme of the borough’s main annual summit which this year takes place on Wednesday, November 22 when delegates will discuss how to ensure Europe’s...
Read More →

Ruskin Square provides a lesson in construction

Young people have been given experience of the property and construction industry at the nine acre Ruskin Square development in Croydon. A construction and development event was held on the site of the first office building at the site next to East Croydon station which, it was recently announced, will become headquarters for the HMRC....
Read More →

£17m New Addington centre given the green light

Plans to bring a £17m community and leisure centre and new housing to New Addington were given the go ahead by Croydon’s planning committee on Thursday, August 18. The committee gave unanimous support to the plans, which will radically transform the western side of Central Parade, with work due to start in the New Year....
Read More →

Bridges backing Hub’s revised Taberner plans

Revived plans to redevelop Croydon Council’s former offices are being backed by specialist fund manager Bridges Ventures. Property Week is reporting that its backing for Hub’s development on the former site of Taberner House is the first for its alternatives fund IV as the company looks to tap in to Croydon’s growth potential. The new...
Read More →

Olympics hero honoured at Bellway development

British Olympics hero Paul Nihill has been honoured with a new road in Addiscombe being named in his honour. Croydon Council and Bellway Homes, who are building the Penhurst Square development on the new street off Grant Road, held the naming ceremony with Paul, who won silver in the 50m walk at the 1964 Games...
Read More →

Developers promising new landmark for Purley

Architects behind a 17-storey development in Purley say their tower will be a landmark for the town. Proposals for the 114-home Mosaic Place development have caused controversy locally as it is three times higher than any other building in the district centre. The red and brown brick scheme is earmarked for a brownfield site between...
Read More →