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



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Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the Coast to Capital Region, contributing £2.7billion GDP and 43,000 jobs to the economy, with around 24,000 on the airport campus alone.

We actively engage with local economic partners and business groups in Croydon to support economic development and business success, examples in Croydon include the Big Breakfast networking events; Croydon Expo; Croydon Business Excellence Awards; Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyer Programme; and by inspiring young people through our Education programme.

The airport is only 14 minutes from Croydon by train and is part of the Oyster contactless payment network, providing local residents and businesses convenient and affordable access to a world of opportunity.

London Borough of Croydon

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Ruskin Square is an exciting 2 million sq ft business, residential and leisure destination that is positioning Croydon firmly on the map as one of the most exciting places to live, work and play in the capital.

The Schroders and Stanhope development, located right next to East Croydon Station, recently welcomed HM Revenue and Customs, which has taken the entire first office building (183,000 sq ft) and preparations are underway to build the next phase of circa 200,000sq ft. 

The scheme is also home to BOXPARK Croydon, an incubator for 80 food and beverage operators, which includes a live events space.

 Residents moved into the first of four phases of residential accommodation at Ruskin Square last year. Delivered in partnership with Places for People, ‘Vita’ comprises 161 one and two bedroom apartments and plans are being prepared to develop the remaining residential phases..

Ruskin Square is set to create a total of  625 new homes in total, as well as 100,000 sq ft of restaurants and shops, and 1.25m sq ft of new commercial space.