Category Archives: Business

After 97 years, Millets on the High Street is to shut up shop

Croydon’s anticipation for Westfield has already lasted longer than Beckett ever intended anyone to wait for Godot. And meanwhile, in the absence of the £1.4billion retailing Nirvana promised by council CEO Jo Negrini and the suits at Hammerson and Westfield, … Continue reading

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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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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

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Apprentice candidate who got fired to offer business advice

A former contestant on The Apprentice is to collaborate with the Sussex Innovation Centre, the business incubator unit of the south coast university that has a base in No1 Croydon, which will see a “start-up studio” established where small and … Continue reading

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Surrey Street traders to move to North End for 10 weeks

The future of Surrey Street Market, if it is to have a future at all, may be determined over the next three months, after the council announced yesterday that the regular stall-holders will be displaced to North End for 10 … Continue reading

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A decade on and Croydon’s Island offers stark lessons

It stands to the north of Croydon town centre like a monument to the flaws of the housing market, a broken tooth of a tower block in the middle of a busy south London roundabout. Construction work began a decade … Continue reading

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Nimby housing minister Barwell pimps Britain at MIPIM

Gavin Barwell, the government’s Nimby housing minister, has outraged elected local councillors in Croydon and across the country with remarks he has made at MIPIM, the “booze and hookers fest” which doubles as the world’s largest gathering of property speculators … Continue reading

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