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CEZ ensures ‘culture will be at the heart of Croydon’s regeneration’

Croydon’s successful creative enterprise zone bid will ensure culture remains at the heart of the town’s regeneration, insist council officials. A cabinet meeting on Monday night (January 21) will hear more details about the council’s CEZ plans – which will be focussed around the town centre. The area has already seen a boom in creative...

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Croydon Council and Crystal Palace FC team up to help rough sleepers

Rough sleepers in Croydon can now get emergency shelter at a Premier League football stadium in extreme weather conditions under a deal between the council and Crystal Palace FC. The football club and Croydon Council have entered into an agreement where a lounge at Selhurst Park is turned into a temporary overnight shelter for up...

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Richard Branson selects former Trinity Student for top award

A former Trinity student has been named Richard Branson’s ‘start-up of the year’. Cemal Ezel founded Change Please in 2015, training homeless people to be baristas and providing them with solar-powered coffee carts to trade from. Cemal has been praised for the work he has done helping members of the homeless community get back on their feet. The...

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Enterprise Junction to be held at The Stanley Halls

A new business-to-business exhibition will be held in South Norwood later this month. Enterprise Junction, at The Stanley Halls on Wednesday January 23, will involve stalls from a host of businesses from across the South East. At the show, businesses will be able to: Promote themselves through sponsorship, publicity, display stalls, networking, attend seminars and...

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Buxton Building Contractors start work on five residential schemes across Croydon

Buxton Building Contractors has begun work on a scheme to build 66 mixed-tenure homes, designed by Coffey Architects, on five sites in Croydon. The projects are all for the smaller sites programme run by Brick by Brick, Croydon council’s wholly owned development company. The programme takes brownfield sites occupied by garages or obsolete 1970s prefabs...

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L&Q signs £62m deal for Taberner House scheme

L&Q has signed a £62m deal to forward-fund two residential blocks at the Taberner House scheme. The blocks will comprise 172 apartments and are part of HUB and Bridges Fund Management’s wider Taberner House development on the site of the former Croydon Council headquarters. L&Q will provide a mixture of shared ownership and London Living...

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Work begins on £13m residential development near Croydon Flyover

Construction has begun on a £13million residential scheme that will deliver 65 new homes to a site next to Croydon Flyover. The new development, situated on the corner of The Waldrons and Davenant Road, will consist of 44 private homes – a mixture of one, two and three-bed units – and 21 housing association flats....

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101 George Street named in 2019 Top 10 construction projects

The ground-breaking development at 101 George Street has been named among the top ten construction projects to watch in 2019. Tide Construction and Vision Modular are building the world’s tallest modular structure at the site opposite East Croydon station. The two towering concrete cores were completed at the back end of last year and leading...

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Competition opens to transform key Thornton Heath site

Croydon Council is calling on designers to come forward with innovative plans to reinvigorate a prominent site in central Thornton Heath into a space for community events and locally-inspired art. The council’s regeneration team has opened the bidding process calling for innovative ideas on how best to transform the concrete space outside Ambassador House opposite...

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Brick by Brick gets South Norwood planning consent

Brick by Brick has won permission to build a new scheme in South Norwood, with architects HTA. The three-building project will sit on a site between Belgrave Road and Grosvenor Road in the South Norwood Conservation Area, which currently contains two 11-storey blocks of flats. Both existing buildings will be retained. The 8,700m² scheme, will...

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Milestone reached on Brick by Brick development

Croydon developer Brick by Brick will unveil one of its first 100% affordable housing developments in the spring after a topping-out ceremony yesterday (Tuesday) marking the finished outer structure. Work began earlier this year to turn the site of a former derelict care home off Chipstead Avenue in Thornton Heath into 24 shared ownership flats...

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Success for South Norwood’s £1million Good Growth Fund bid

A project to improve the high streets and public spaces of South Norwood has been successful in receiving more than £1million in funding from the Greater London Authority. Re-imagining the Everyday Spaces in South Norwood was awarded £1.16m from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. The bid, which was submitted by Croydon Council and...

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Croydon’s employees are positive about the town’s future

More of Croydon’s workforce live within 10 miles of their office and are spending more of their leisure time in the town centre too, according to a recent survey. Croydon’s employees were given the opportunity to provide their opinion of the town in the latest Workplace Survey, delivered by Develop Croydon. Those who responded to...

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Croydon named among London’s first Creative Enterprise Zones

Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London. The borough is one of six from across the capital who have successfully bid for funding from the Mayor to develop as a CEZ – a place where creative industries flourish and grow. Croydon has been awarded...

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Building above Croydon’s railway tracks could create new homes

Untapped space above Croydon’s railways tracks could pave the way for new homes, according to new data. Almost 2,500 hectares of land on top of Greater London’s train, overground and Tube lines could be freed up, a report by engineering consultancy firm WSP has found, in an effort to build more residential property in the...

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Tide complete concrete cores of world’s largest modular towers

Tide Construction are ‘ready for the next stage of the project’ having completed the two concrete cores of the world’s tallest modular towers. The two huge cores now loom large on the horizon at the site at 101 George Street, opposite East Croydon Station. Tide, funded by Greystar and Henderson Park, say they are firmly...

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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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