Tag Archives: Ruskin Square

By Jupiter! Is Whitehall considering a move to Fisher’s Folly?

A government department is looking to move into a 250,000 square foot office building in East Croydon, according to reports in the commercial property trade press this week. And the only relatively new office block in the vicinity offering that … Continue reading

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Boxpark pop-up retail outlet set to come to East Croydon

Croydon looks set to get its own Boxpark retail marketplace, right next to East Croydon Station. Croydon Visitor Centre and the computer gadget shop next door on the concourse area of East Croydon Station are being moved out to make … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Transport, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Risks ahead if only thing cool in Croydon is property market

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Delays in Westfield’s delivery dates, “speculative” office builds and dire economic warnings make an unhappy mix for those with a stake in our borough. STEVEN DOWNES asks: where’s the Plan B? As an observer of modern trends, Simon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Allders, Business, Centrale, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council gambles millions with “Son of CCURV” scheme

Given recent experience, Croydon councillors more than most should realise that using public money to gamble rarely ends happily. But like a losing punter chasing after his losses, Croydon Council, now under a Labour administration, is going back to the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

East Croydon’s new platforms put borough on track for growth

East Croydon Station is to get two new platforms to help it cope with the increased number of passengers anticipated in a plan for growth by the Labour council, which forecasts 16,000 new jobs being created in the borough and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Commitment: a new work at the Warehouse Theatre?

Ted Craig, the director of the Warehouse Theatre at East Croydon which was forced to close two years ago, has warmly welcomed the news, reported by Inside Croydon, that Ruskin Square developers Stanhope are keen to stand by their pledge … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Comedy, Fairfield Halls, Music, Property, Ruskin Square, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Places for People appointed to run Ruskin Square flats

And so the build begins. The construction sites, cranes and scaffolding sprouting around the borough shows that there is indeed some economic activity going on, and now news reaches Inside Croydon Towers of a first step towards finally developing one … Continue reading

Posted in East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Ryelands Primary move helps council alter academy plans

Among our council’s initial responses to the borough’s school places crisis was to propose to build on public open land next to the Arena in South Norwood, something firmly rejected by local residents. As HAMIDA ALI reports, the council still … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Community associations, Education, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Hamida Ali, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, Tramlink, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dog gone it: Reed’s new job enough to leave him barking

Ahhh, the glamour of being on the political front line. Or lack of it. One moment, you’re a mere backbencher, one of the most junior MPs in the House of Commons, with less than a year’s seniority. The next, after … Continue reading

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Royal Mail’s move to Factory Lane puts profit before service

Councillors in East Croydon have started a petition to oppose the closing of the mail collection office located beside the railway station, as the privatised Royal Mail seeks to flog off its depot for development, and make millions of pounds … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Addiscombe Residents Association, Business, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Planning, Property, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Renaissance man who’s under-cutting rents across London

Renaissance, the five-storey office block on Dingwall Road, close to East Croydon railway station, opened last week, offering office space at one-fifth of the cost of rates in the West End, Canary Wharf and the City of London, according to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Business, Commuting, East Croydon, Menta Tower, Paul Spooner, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Firebird, family concert: Sunday Oct 20

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I am a rock! But new kids on building blocks have problems

The IYLO BUILDING has awoken from its slumbers… The construction crane is back and builders in hi-viz jackets, like worker ants, are climbing all over it. But the oft neglected, unfinished tower in the middle of a suburban roundabout has … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Altitude 25, Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, IYLO, Planning, Property, Riesco Collection, Ruskin Square, Thornton Heath, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fairfield in discussions over cinema use of new studio threatre

Supporters of two of the borough’s neglected arts venues, the David Lean Cinema and the Warehouse Theatre, are expected to be very concerned that management at Fairfield Halls have been holding meetings with cinema operators over the possible use of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cinema, Comedy, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Margaret Mead, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, URV, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Gateway’s uninspired opening with a couple of blocks of flats

According to ANDREW PELLING, the first phase of development proposed for the long-vacant Ruskin Square site, in a town crying out for family housing, consists of a couple of ugly blocks of flats that even the architects admit are not … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, IYLO, Jon Rouse, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Transport, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment