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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Chinese developers buy Nestlé Tower in £60m property deal

Nestlé Tower, SEGAS House and St George’s Walk in Croydon town centre have been sold to a Chinese development company in a £60million deal. Property Week is reporting that R&F Properties has made the move, its first venture into European … Continue reading

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Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Father and son enter boxing ring to help fight breast cancer

It’s seconds out for a father and son as they are doing their bit in the boxing ring to try to knock out breast cancer. Bill Kemp, 48, from Coulsdon, and his 27-year-old son, Billy, will be getting into the … Continue reading

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Beckenham Beer and Cider Festival, Elmers End, Jul 20-22

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Wandle Rain Garden build, Deen city farm, Mar 28

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Brick by Brick angers more residents with latest ‘ugly’ plans

One of central Croydon’s few remaining Georgian buildings of note is under threat of being overshadowed by one of the latest pieces of “in-fill” overdevelopment by the council’s profit-hungry private housing company, Brick by Brick. The council-backed developers are even … Continue reading

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This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Gavin Barwell MP, Growth Zone, Jo Negrini, Planning, Queens Gardens, Rise Gallery, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments