Category Archives: John Burton

Further Westfield delays put more pressure on CEO Negrini

It is six years to the day since Westfield and Hammerson said that, jointly, they would redevelop central Croydon. KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the increasingly beleaguered mood among senior council figures Croydon Council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

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Council has contingency plan for ‘blighted’ Westfield scheme

The council is readying itself for a ‘hard Crexit’ over a £1.4bn town centre redevelopment, according to industry watchers. By WALTER CRONXITE There could be a further delay of two more years, to 2025, before the new Westfield shopping mall … Continue reading

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Financial Times predicts Hammerson will sell stake in Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how more boardroom manoeuvring is threatening the long-delayed redevelopment of the town centre There may be clear blue skies over Croydon during this long, hot summer, but there’s a dark cloud of uncertainty sitting right above … Continue reading

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Director behind Westfield’s £1.4bn Croydon scheme set to leave

John Burton, the Aussie businessman who has driven shopping mall developer Westfield’s schemes at Stratford, Shepherd’s Bush and, more recently and seemingly with the handbrake left on, in Croydon, is to leave the company. Burton’s decision to return to his … 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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Planning chair failed to make public declaration over Westfield

STEVEN DOWNES reports on a business connection between one of the Labour council’s leading figures and developers with a £1.4bn scheme in the town centre Paul Scott, the chair of the council’s planning committee, today admitted that the firm of … Continue reading

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