Develop Croydon Conference - 21st November 2017

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Watch the Develop Croydon Conference 2017 highlights

You can now watch the highlights from this year’s Develop Croydon Conference 2017, at Croydon Park Hotel. You can view the photo gallery from the event and the video highlights here. The event was a huge success with almost 86 per cent of delegates agreeing the progressive debate shaping the town’s future was leading the...
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Unibail-Rodamco to buy Westfield

Unibail-Rodamco is to acquire Westfield in a deal valued at US$24.7bn, creating one of the world’s biggest developers and operators of flagship shopping centres. This follows from last week’s news that Hammerson and Intu were merging, creating a £21 billion pan-European portfolio of retail and leisure property. Hammerson and Westfield are in a joint venture (Croydon...
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Council lays out plans for Croydon smart city

Croydon’s future as a smart city and council plans to use technology and data to improve the experience of people visiting, living and working in the borough will be outlined at cabinet on 11th December. The programme of projects, as part of the Growth Zone programme, includes improving digital connectivity to meet the needs of...
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Boxpark Croydon wins award for best leisure development

Boxpark Croydon has won the Revo Gold Awards for Best Leisure Development 2017, which celebrates the very best examples of development, investment and asset management. Boxpark Croydon has also won the Meanwhile award at the New London Awards, RIBA London Award 2017 and Retail Week’s Best Store for Food and Drink award, all in its...
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Growth zone infrastructure projects to be presented to cabinet

A series of infrastructure projects that will enable Croydon’s growth zone to deliver a £5.25bn regeneration programme are set to be presented at cabinet on 11th December. The 46 town centre projects, which have been grouped into five categories: transport, public realm and culture, energy, parking and construction logistics, will enable the development and economic...
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New Crystal Palace ground could become an international venue

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the £100million redevelopment of Selhurst Park into a 34,000 capacity stadium will make it fit to host international football. Hailing the project announced this week as the chance “to create a new Crystal Palace for the modern year”, Mr Parish said the scheme underlined the football club’s ambitions. As...
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MP calls for government to invest in Brighton main line

Sarah Jones, Central Croydon MP, calls for the government to invest £1 billion in the Brighton main line. She was speaking in the House of Commons when she warned that the construction of new houses in Croydon will only benefit the borough if the train lines are improved. She said: “More housing will kick-start productivity...
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Brick by Brick confirms its contractors to deliver 1,000 new homes

Brick by Brick, set up by Croydon Council, has appointed seven contractors to a three-year framework to deliver more than 1,000 new homes. The chosen contractors are: Buxton Building Contractors, Dawnus Construction, Kind & Company, Henry Construction Projects, Neilcott Construction, Osborne, and Quinn (London). Work has now begun on nine sites located throughout the borough...
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Ruskin Square is a gamechanger but office supply is a concern

By Vanessa Clark, Partner of Sinclair Clark The Ruskin Square development is a game-changer for Croydon. A new skyline now greets the thousands of passengers who travel through East Croydon Station daily, immediately improving perceptions of the quality and scale of regeneration being delivered in the town. HMRC taking the entirety of the 184,000 sq...
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Selhurst Park set to be redeveloped

Crystal Palace have unveiled plans to redevelop Selhurst Park. The project, which is expected to cost between £75m and £100m, will increase the capacity at Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000. The centrepiece of the planned redevelopment is a new five-storey stand featuring an all-glass front – a homage to the club’s earliest...
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Pure Gym to open in central Croydon

A former nightclub and pool hall in central Croydon is being turned into a new gym. Pure Gym will occupy the first floor of 12-20 Crown Hill, which is owned by Lipman Properties. Leisure property specialists, Fleurets, managed the transition to allow Pure Gym to open the new facility. Steven Lipman of Lipman Properties said:...
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Tide Construction given go ahead for tallest modular built towers

Tide Construction has gained planning permission for two residential towers in Croydon. The 38-storey and 44-storey towers, on 101 George Street, will be the tallest towers built using modular construction and have been designed specifically for rent. The scheme will be made from nearly 1500 modules that are manufactured and installed by Vision Modular Systems....
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Second phase of Morello to go before planners in January

Plannings applications for a major residential-led regeneration scheme and a bridge linking East Croydon station with Addiscombe will be heard in the new year. The Morello Quarter Phase II development is set to go before the planning committee in January following the recent completion of the first phase in Cherry Orchard Road. The gateway development,...
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Agenda-setting Develop Croydon conference tackles the core issues surrounding the borough’s incredible regeneration

With the scrutiny of London falling upon Croydon’s ambitious, large-scale regeneration, the Develop Croydon conference was hailed an agenda-setting success – almost 86 per cent of delegates agreed the progressive debate shaping the town’s future was leading the way in determining sustainable placemaking. Also, a total of 89.5 per cent of those attending the event...
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Inspired expect Innova to make a big Impact

Former 1960s office block Impact House is being converted into Innova, Inspired Homes’ flagship development in Croydon. Featuring 235 apartments, the £90million scheme is the largest of Inspired’s permitted development schemes. A radical transformation is seeing the building stripped back to the core and reskinned with a con-temporary residential facade. Inspired chief executive Martin Skinner...
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