Develop Croydon Conference - 21st November 2017



Event Partners:

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.


The CBRE Group is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The UK business is headquartered in London and the team here has a particular passion for the city. They pride themselves in knowing the bricks and mortar that make up the skyline and enjoy telling the hidden stories which reveal the heart of the capital.

London’s people, communities and enterprises are reaching out across the city, exploring and creating new areas of opportunity and development. Improving infrastructure and transport, the ongoing attraction of international inward investment and the continued growth of Media, Technology, Fintech and Biotech businesses are all opening up new places and spaces.

CBRE’s One London team is uniquely placed to provide clients with expertise in every sector of the property market. Bringing deep knowledge and specialist skills to form an integrated One London team, CBRE is dedicated to creating advantage for its clients.

Ruskin Square - Schroders and Stanhope

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.


Neil Meredith
Head of UK Business Space
31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA

020 7658 3128

Supporting Partners:

Croydon Partnership

Westfield and Hammerson created the Croydon Partnership to redevelop the Whigift Centre into a new state-of-the-art retail and leisure centre in Croydon.  The £1.4bn scheme will help unlock Croydon’s huge potential, transforming the  town centre into a 1.5m ft² state-of-the-art retail, leisure and restaurant destination, together with new public realm, creating 5,000 new jobs, new car parking and new residential units including affordable housing.  This will act as the catalyst for the wider regeneration of Croydon, attracting new residents and visitors back to the town centre for the benefit of all local businesses, whilst delivering a safe destination for families.  In addition to key anchor stores, over 300 shops, restaurants and cafes will bring together a dynamic mix of high street fashion, independent traders, food and lifestyle brands. 

The Croydon Partnership can be followed on Twitter at @croydonpartners. 

You can also visit the website

Guildhouse Rosepride

One Lansdowne is to become south London’s most iconic landmark.

Designed by the world-renowned Piers Gough CBE of CZWG Architects, the development will contain 794 residential units, 35,000 sq m of premium office space, retail, a swimming pool and gym, a bar, restaurant and public viewing gallery offering panoramic views across the capital and Surrey.

Two towers of 68 and 41 storeys, linked by an 11-storey podium structure, will make One Lansdowne the architectural centrepiece of Croydon.

Having secured planning permission from Croydon Council, developers Guildhouse Rosepride intend to start construction, in partnership with tower specialists China Building Technique Group Company, during 2018.

One Lansdowne is situated just a few minutes’ walk from East Croydon and West Croydon Stations and directly opposite the Whitgift shopping centre, which is being transformed into one of the UK’s leading retail and leisure destinations by Westfield and Hammerson over the next few years.

Sinclair Clark

Sinclair Clark, a niche practice based in the West End, was established in February 2010, by Vanessa Clark following the previous five years at Jones Lang LaSalle (now JLL) . The firm provides a wide range of services for a core list of long-standing clients. Specialisms include a deep seated knowledge and sound track record of Croydon and includes a large network of contacts established over many years. An additional expertise has been gathered in science parks and R & D provision. A new area of expertise has been added in the renewable energy sector with household name clients currently benefitting from innovative approaches to energy, repairs and renovations for occupiers and landlords alike. This additional service is handled by Mark Deverell who is a consultant to Sinclair Clark.

Services include; Office lettings sales and acquisitions, Lease renewals, all aspects of Development advice throughout the process covering all sectors and including acquisitions and disposals, asset management and investment. Constant market research underpins all advice given.

Stiles Harold Williams

We are a modern multi-disciplinary property based firm providing 30+ services including:

  • Building Surveying & Consultancy
  • Business Rates
  • Commercial, Residential & Portfolio Management
  • Development Consultancy
  • Investment
  • Office, Retail and Industrial Agency
  • Lease Renewal & Enfranchisement
  • Recovery & Restructuring
  • Relocation
  • Rent Reviews
  • Residential Development & Land Sales
  • Sales, Lettings & Acquisitions
  • Town Planning
  • Valuation

We have 180 staff delivering a first-class service to clients across the South East from offices in Croydon, London, Bromley, Epsom, Crawley, Brighton, Worthing & Eastbourne. 

SHW LLP is wholly-owned by 40 equity partners dedicated to providing the best service possible to our clients, a number of which we have been providing advice for over 100 years.

Richard Plant – the Head of our South London, Surrey & Kent office – is also the Chair of Develop Croydon and has been at the forefront of promoting and implementing economic & cultural development in the Borough for the last twenty years.

020 8662 2700

Tide Construction Ltd

Tide Construction Limited is a unique development and contracting company, utilising both traditional and Offsite Manufacturing Methodologies (OSM). We provide full turnkey building solutions using highly advanced offsite techniques and are market leaders in modular construction.

Our Development Teams have experience in delivering high profile, quality projects, safely, sustainably and efficiently, across a range of market sectors. We lead projects from initial feasibility stages, site acquisition and planning, through the construction process to completion and handover.

As a development partner and third-party contractor, we are leading the transition from traditional to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) within the industry. Our knowledge and experience in volumetric construction means we are industry leaders in residential, hotel commercial and student accommodation.

Contact Details:

Tide construction Limited, 5th Floor, 62-64 Baker St, London W1U 7DF


Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting and fit-out company. Being a large company means we have the scale to create a huge and lasting positive impact on our society. This is not only done through what we build and maintain – it is achieved through the fantastic efforts of all out people who make a major contribution to enhancing their local communities.

In 2014, this contribution saw us become the only company in our sector to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development, and in 2017 we won the Sunday Times’ Giving Something Back award for our focus on strengthening the fabric of society.

Follow us on Twitter @WillmottDixon