Category Archives: Whitgift Centre

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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Clas Ohlson the latest in retail exodus from Whitgift Centre

M.T. WALLETTE, our shop-till-she-drops retailing correspondent, on the latest nail in the coffin of the town centre mall The development blight suffered in the town centre over the last five years since Gavin Barwell and Boris Johnson brought Westfield to … Continue reading

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Man In The Eye: Gavin Barwell (Part 94) (Part 2)

From today’s edition of Private Eye magazine (available at all good newsagents. And some not so good ones, too).

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Visit the Whitgift Centre and take a journey to Sierra Leone

An award-winning exhibition is now welcoming visitors in the Whitgift Centre. “Journey of Hope” is being staged until July 23 by World Vision, the international children’s charity, offering a free interactive experience to learn about some of the most vulnerable children … Continue reading

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Negrini refuses questions on latest £1.4bn Westfield delays

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the continuing and protracted wait for multi-billion-pound developers to submit their finalised plans for the town centre A planning committee meeting scheduled for the Town Hall for tonight specifically to review the revised plans … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticipated development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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