Category Archives: Whitgift Centre

Slow progress on shopping mall could see all plans beached

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With news of Mike Ashley’s takeover of House of Fraser, LEWIS WHITE, right, jumped into his time machine to see what may lie in store for the town centre With the shrinkage of retail over recent years, and … Continue reading

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More trouble in store as House of Fraser is sold to Ashley

MT WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest set-back for Croydon’s plans for a £1.4bn temple to shopping House of Fraser, the troubled department store, has this morning been snatched out of administration by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for … 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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Brent Cross takes a £1.4bn hit as Hammerson signals a go-slow

High Street closures and Brexit uncertainties mean that retail landlord Hammerson is getting cold feet over redevelopment schemes for its shopping centres around the capital. WALTER CRONXITE reports Hammerson has shelved its plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of its Brent … 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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Council report says roads ‘will not cope’ with Westfield traffic

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on how the Town Hall scrutiny committee wants Croydon to ‘champion’ the local tram network to ensure that TfL ‘takes passenger safety seriously’ Croydon Council’s scrutiny committee has warned that the town centre’s “current road network … Continue reading

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