Category Archives: Centrale

Council CPO report confirms 2023 target date for Westfield

M.T. WALLETTE, our retail correspondent, on how some of the Whitgift Centre’s tenants are insisting on being bought out through a Compulsory Purchase Order Last night’s council cabinet meeting confirmed that the £1.4billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre won’t be … Continue reading

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Centrale’s House of Fraser saved – for now – from closure

M.T. WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest piece of almost good news for Croydon town centre, as the chairman of one department store talks of the ‘existential threat’ to business on the High Street Croydon’s House of Fraser, the … Continue reading

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Three-year negotiation that gave Croydon a French connection

Croydon’s council, the Mayor of London, the borough’s MPs, residents and shoppers have all been kept waiting for progress on the town centre redevelopment because of a multi-billion-pound boardroom negotiation, according to the Paris businessman behind the deal, as our … Continue reading

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Full statement from Westfield and Hammerson on John Lewis

Here is the statement issued this morning by the Croydon Partnership which has been working since 2012 on the redevelopment scheme for the Whitgift Centre and Centrale in central Croydon: The Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, … Continue reading

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Westfield finally clinch John Lewis deal for £1.4bn development

Croydon’s new shopping mall now won’t open until 2023 – more than a decade after the project was first unveiled. M.T. WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on today’s long-delayed ‘major milestone’ announcement Westfield and Hammerson this morning broke a near-six-month silence … Continue reading

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Store closures spark more concern for £1.4bn Westfield plans

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest dire news for plans to base the regeneration of Croydon on the building a shopping mall Today’s announcement to the London Stock Exchange of a two-thirds fall in annual profits for Marks … Continue reading

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‘Scrap the High Street’ says designer on Place Review Panel

EBONY GORDON reports on some worrying retail trends for town centre developers Westfield and Hammerson Wayne Hemingway, one of the country’s most high-profile designers, and a member of Croydon’s Place Review Panel, says that viewing town centres as venues for … Continue reading

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