The inaugural Croydon Property Show will be held this autumn, highlighting exactly why there has never been a better time to buy a new home in the borough.
The event, supported by Develop Croydon and held at the Croydon Park Hotel on September 29, comes at a time when the buzz around town is reaching fever pitch.
A £5.25billion regeneration programme is now firmly underway and, earlier this year, Westfield & Hammerson cleared the final legal hurdles on their hotly-anticipated retail destination. Construction will begin next year, with John Lewis and Waitrose confirmed as anchor tenants when the £1.4bn shopping centre opens its doors in 2023 – securing “Croydon’s future as the retail and leisure capital for south London.”
But while the Croydon Partnership’s ambitious scheme remains the headline act, it is far from the only show in town. A £30million refurbishment of the iconic Fairfield Halls will give t
he town a world-class theatre and music venue, while Crystal Palace are now firmly established in the Premier League and have plans to redevelop their Selhurst Park home – providing Croydon with a sporting arena fit for the game’s biggest stars.
The town centre is a busting metropolis, full of life and colour – where old meets new. The historic Surrey Street Market, with records that date back to the 13th Century is complemented by modern, urban outlets – such as the hugely-popular BoxPark next to East Croydon station.
The provisional district centres, like Coulsdon, Purely and South Norwood offer a more suburban way of life – with the green open spaces of Surrey on the doorstep to the south and central London just a short train ride away.
Croydon’s already excellent rail links – you can get to Victoria and London Bridge in a little over 15 minutes – are set to be improved further with the Brighton Main Line upgrade, including plans to redevelop and expand East Croydon Station. Overground routes from West Croydon offer quick and easy access to Canary Wharf and the East End, while Tramlink provides fast, direct routes to Wimbledon and south London.
The borough’s education facilities – including the world-renowned Brit School, Whitgift, Trinity and Croydon High – rival any in the UK.
“There has never been a better time to buy in Croydon. The borough is already a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family and things are set to get even better,” said Richard Plant, chairman of Develop Croydon.
“The Westfield & Hammerson retail centre has been on the horizon for a long time but now we have firm news that work will begin next year. The effect that will have on the whole of Croydon is massive.
“You can see the changes beginning already. BoxPark has played a huge role but there are many other new and enticing bars, coffee shops and restaurants popping up all across the town. It is an exciting time for Croydon and it’s no wonder so many new residents are flooding into the borough.
“The range of accommodation is most impressive from small reasonably priced micro flats by Pocket Living and Inspired Homes to McCarthy & Stone and Churchill retirement accommodation and everything in between.”
The Croydon Property Show will be held at the Croydon Park Hotel on September 29 – for more information visit – https://croydonpropertyshow.co.uk/