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

June 2017

Linton and Henika buy Croydon offices in joint venture

Two offices buildings in Wellesley Road have been bought by Linton Group in a new joint venture with Henika Group. Linton says the site at 9-11 Wellesley Road in the heart of Croydon’s £5.25billion regeneration programme presents various asset management opportunities as well as medium to long-term redevelopment potential. The premises at 9 Wellesley Road...
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Mayor says food festival is the best of Croydon

The sixth annual Croydon Food and Music Festival, in association with Leon House, was hailed as Croydon at its best on Sunday. More than 12,000 people enjoyed dining alfresco and sampling cuisine from around the world while listening to top class bands. As visitors and traders alike voted the 2017 event yet another success, there...
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Street party marks reopening of Surrey Street Market

A fantastic street party packed with performances of singing, music and dance marked the reopening of Surrey Street following the completion of the first phase of £1.1million works. Improvements included levelled pavements, the widening of the footpaths and the installation of new street lighting, to create a vibrant and multi-use market space. Celebrations kicked off...
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College Road to become Croydon’s first Play Street

The Play Streets scheme that allows families to have outdoor fun on temporarily closed roads will come to Croydon town centre for the first time on Saturday, July 15. College Road, a cul-de-sac off Park Lane that runs past Croydon College’s main entrance, will be closed to traffic to provide space to play games, ride...
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Croydon schoolchildren take pride in keeping the borough clean

Posters designed by schoolchildren are to grace the sides of Croydon’s solar-powered BigBelly bins to encourage people to keep the borough’s streets clean. The winning designs were produced by Chloe Okonne (Minster Junior School) plus Alex Mowbray, Oliwia Wrorowska and Naomi-Laura Segawa (all Howard Primary School) Councillor Stuart Collins, the borough’s cabinet member for Clean...
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Croydon won’t just be about Westfield

Croydon Council chief executive Jo Negrini spoke out about the time being taken to bring forward the new Westfield development at London Real Estate Forum admitting: “It really frustrates me.” The Croydon Partnership, a joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, agreed to deliver the regenerated Whitgift shopping centre in 2013 but the scheme is still...
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Croydon people placed at the heart of regeneration ambitions

Investors and developers at the London Real Estate Forum heard how Croydon people and creating a great place were at the heart of the borough’s regeneration. The Croydon session at the two-day event at Berkeley Square was packed to the rafters as representatives of the arts and tech community joined council representatives to underline how...
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Croydon safety measures in wake of Grenfell Tower fire

Twenty-five housing blocks in Croydon will get fire sprinklers after the council reviewed all its housing blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire. The safety measures will be installed in all blocks over 10 storeys high following a review of all of its blocks with independent checks being carried out on the cladding of 16 council...
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Sir Frank underlines Westfield’s commitment to Croydon

Westfield founder Frank Lowy has underlined the company’s commitment to Croydon after being knighted in the Queen’s birthday honour’s list. The Australian shopping centre developer, who is also chairman of Westfield Corporation, said he was honoured by the honour which recognised his contribution to the UK economy. A £1.4billion redevelopment of the existing Whitgift Shopping...
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