Category Archives: Centrale

£1.4bn Westfield: Wait goes on as planning meeting scrapped

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest delay in long-promised town centre redevelopment More frustrations have been raised about when, if ever, work will begin on the £1.4billion Westfield supermall in Croydon after the council cancelled a planning committee meeting scheduled … Continue reading

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Reports suggest Westfield wants 1,200 flats in town centre

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the glacially slow progress being made over the Hammersfield project, which is beginning to appear ‘like a residential development with a shopping centre tacked on’ Revised plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of a large … Continue reading

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Council gags architecture experts on costly Place Review Panel

Croydon’s Place Review Panel has been gagged, just three months since the building design body was set up, at potentially considerable public expense. Once a month, six members of the panel of high-profile architects and designers, who include the celebrity … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Centrale, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Jo Negrini, One Lansdowne Road, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Property, Queens Gardens, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Fairtrade Fortnight is coming to Croydon, Feb 27-Mar 11

Farmers around the world get a better deal when they sell their produce on Fairtrade terms. This leads to a better and more stable income and can help them break the cycle of poverty in which they are trapped. The … Continue reading

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‘We want to review £1.4bn Westfield plans’ says panel co-chair

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a panel of design, engineering and architecture experts assembled by the council might yet be denied the chance to review the biggest regeneration scheme in Croydon for generations One of the co-chairs of the Croydon … Continue reading

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Westfield confirms another five years of blight in town centre

Croydon Council has spent more public money on a new slogan, two years after the last one. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, there are risks involved when senior councillors claim to be ‘Delivering for Croydon’ and a £1.4bn flagship development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Centrale, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

£1.4bn Westfield plans set for council showdown next month

Revised plans for the £1.4 billion Westfield and Hammerson redevelopment of Croydon town centre seem likely to go before a showdown meeting of the council’s planning committee next month, and without any major adjustments to the much-altered scheme which was … Continue reading

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