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

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Croydon to launch Fair Field design contest

Croydon Council has announced it will hold an international competitive tender process for a ‘world class, exemplary’ overhaul of its historic Fair Field. The competitive procedure with negotiation, which is set to open for applications in early January, seeks exciting, bold and innovative proposals to transform the large prominent public square next to the council’s...

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Brick by Brick’s Croydon Smaller Sites Programme wins AJ Architecture Award

Croydon Council’s development company Brick by Brick has landed a prestigious industry award. Brick by Brick’s ‘ground-breaking’ Croydon Smaller Sites Programme triumphed in the masterplan category at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards. The Croydon Smaller Sites Programme sets out how more than 1,000 new homes will be built on 50 infill plots previously considered to...

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Forgotten sculpture unveiled at Leon House

An extensive piece of artwork by a renowned post-war sculptor and artist was unveiled at the official opening of Leon House. William Mitchell’s artwork was rediscovered when work began on refurbishing the former modernist-designed office block, where it had been hidden for over a decade. Originally commissioned by architects Tribich, Liefer & Starkin in the...

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Freedom of the Borough awarded to Roy Hodgson and Donna Fraser

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson and four-time Olympian Donna Fraser have been awarded Freedom of the Borough, the highest civic honour a local authority can give. Roy and Donna, who both grew up and went to school in Croydon, were nominated for their contributions to their communities as well as their sporting achievements. Roy attended...

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Croydon University Hospital opens new £21m A&E

Croydon University Hospital’s brand new £21m A&E department has now opened its doors to the public. Announcing the opening, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said it would offer “modern, high-quality facilities” to Croydon patients. The Trust added that the new A&E has been designed by doctors and nurses at the hospital...

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The BRIT School launches pop-up performances

The UK’s leading free performing and creative arts school, The BRIT School, will bring the creativity, energy and diversity of its students to Croydon’s town centre when it launches a dazzling new series of pop-performances this month. From 28 November, BRIT Presents, an exciting new programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, will offer shoppers...

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First time buyers can now register for Pocket Living’s Addiscombe Grove site

Pocket Living’s latest development, Addiscombe Grove CR0, is its first in the Borough of Croydon. Designed by award-winning architects Metropolitan Workshop, the 21-storey 100% affordable residential development contains 112 discounted one-bedroom Pocket homes available exclusively to first time buyers who live or work in the borough and earn a modest salary. Lucian Smithers, Sales and...

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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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