Develop Croydon Conference | 20th November 2018 | Croydon Park Hotel
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November 21, 2018

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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DC 2018: Gatwick Airport plans will benefit Croydon economy

Sir David Higgins detailed the plans for Gatwick Airport, at the Develop Croydon Conference, as it looks to increase its capacity for the future. He highlighted the importance of the airport to the UK economy as a national asset. It is Europe’s fifth biggest airport and has huge growth, particularly in the number of destinations. The...

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DC 2018: Croydon can be a ‘national exemplar’ for good growth

Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe believes Croydon can be a ‘national exemplar’ of good growth. During a key-note speech at the Develop Croydon Conference, Sadiq Khan’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills highlighted Croydon’s all-round package and said the borough will play a huge part in the future of London. Pipe pointed to Croydon’s transformation...

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DC 2018: Croydon could be the future example of retail

Experiential retail and radical thinking will be the driver for Croydon’s future success, that was the key message from a panel of experts at the Develop Croydon Conference. The session “Bricks and Clicks”, sponsored by the Croydon Partnership, included Carolyn Kenney, Project Director, Hammerson, Steve Yewman, Development Director, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Oliver Bycroft, Director, Prologis and Eva...

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DC 2018: Affordable homes above car parks could solve housing crisis

Homes could be built over car parks and sold for as little as £120,000, under a radical new construction idea. Bill Dunster, Principal, ZEDfactory, outlined the idea at the “Climbing the Ladder” seminar at the Develop Croydon Conference. His company wants to develop the one-bedroom homes above existing bays in car parks and they would...

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DC 2018: Croydon’s communities have to be at the heart of regeneration

Local communities must be at the heart of Croydon’s regeneration, according to four key players in the borough’s ongoing transformation. Steve Parish, Chairman of Crystal Palace FC, Michael Purefoy, Sales & Marketing Director of R&F Properties, Kathryn Morley, CEO of OnSide Youth Zones and Neil Chandler, Venue Director at Fairfield Halls all took part in...

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