Category Archives: Business

Brexit uncertainties that could make Westfield a retail dinosaur

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The on-going delays, and John Lewis’s annual report, do not inspire DAVID WICKENS with confidence over Westfield’s £1.4billion town centre scheme “Our time is now” is a council slogan linked to regeneration. It has not exactly started on … Continue reading

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Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

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Glamorgan owner submits planning application for demolition

Addiscombe councillors and residents who want to keep The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road as a pub serving the community now face a race against time, after the building’s owners yesterday submitted a planning application for the demolition of the … Continue reading

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Poetic Insight, Project B off Surrey Street, Jul 25

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Angry residents in revolt over Scott’s planning committee

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on how a group of residents’ associations have hit back at the controversial conduct of the planning committee’s chair Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who chairs the planning committee, has managed to unite at … Continue reading

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Fairfield manager wanted. Must be able to cope with council

BH Live, the Dorset-based conference and events venue managers who have been appointed to operator the Fairfield Halls, are recruiting for general manager. The daunting job spec is similarly demanding to that which the Football Association put out when looking … Continue reading

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Reed files objections to plans for 530-room Crystal Palace hotel

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North, has moved to block plans to build a mega-hotel on Church Road. The Labour MP has aired concerns that the proposals for the Queen’s Hotel on Church Road are already causing … Continue reading

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