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May 2017

The Big Breakfast ready for Gatwick Airport take-off

The popular Big Breakfast networking event is taking flight to Gatwick Airport on Thursday, June 15. The free speed-dating for businesses initiative, sponsored by London Gatwick Airport and Coast to Capital LEP, is hugely popular with firms looking to make new contacts and generate fresh leads. Now in its seventh year, it has grown to...
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Market traders on brink of Surrey Street return

Market traders are to return to the heart of Surrey Street as the first phase of its £1.1m upgrade comes to an end. All of the stalls which temporarily relocated to North End for the duration of the works, will be back trading from Surrey Street Market from Monday, June 5. Their temporary move enabled...
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Develop Croydon sponsors LREF drinks reception

Develop Croydon is proud to be sponsoring the opening drinks even at this year’s London Real Estate Forum, the capital’s premier development and investment event. With more than 2,000 delegates representing the most senior tiers across the industry, the event will provide an opportunity to showcase the regeneration taking place within the borough as well...
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RIBA awards for Boxpark and West Croydon bus station

Croydon has secured two awards for architectural excellence at the Royal Institute of British Architects Awards. Boxpark Croydon and West Croydon Bus Station were both among the winners of London regional awards. BDP’s design of Boxpark, constructed from 96 upcycled shipping containers, was honoured with RIBA describing it as a “brilliantly extroverted take on the...
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Menta Redrow unveil exciting new Morello vision

New proposals for phase two of the Morello Quarter next to East Croydon station have been displayed at a public consultation event. A fresh vision for Menta Redrow’s scheme has been drawn up by architects Make to compliment first stage which is nearing completion on the site of the former Bank of America premises in Cherry Orchard...
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Shouting for Croydon from the rooftops

The Lost Format Society’s rooftop cinema has returned for 2017 at a new venue on the top deck of the Centrale shopping centre. As well as blockbuster films, the award-winning Croydon Creative has a series of other events after teaming up with the Croydon Partnership – retail development giants Westfield and Hammerson – for their...
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Flourishing beginnings at Chestnut Park

An official opening ceremony has been held at the £10million Chestnut Park Primary School which was delivered by Willmott Dixon. The school in St James’ Road, which will reach its capacity of 630 pupils by 2021, has been constructed with an innovative hybrid design including a secure rooftop learning deck where children can enjoy learning outdoors. The...
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Hub’s Taberner House scheme secures planning permission

A scheme to deliver 514 new homes on the site of the former Taberner House has been approved by Croydon Council’s planning committee. The revitalisation of Queen’s Gardens also form part of the approved scheme which will be delivered by HUB and social impact investor Bridges Ventures. Steve Sanham, managing director of HUB, said: “There’s a...
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Croydon an affordability hotspot for first-time buyers

Croydon has been identified as just one of six boroughs in the capital where joint buyers on lower than average salaries – and earning less than £30,000 each – can qualify for a mortgage. With the average London home costing £475,000, more than 11 times the average £43,000 wage in the capital, the difficulty of...
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