Category Archives: Segas House

Chinese developers buy Nestlé Tower in £60m property deal

Nestlé Tower, SEGAS House and St George’s Walk in Croydon town centre have been sold to a Chinese development company in a £60million deal. Property Week is reporting that R&F Properties has made the move, its first venture into European … Continue reading

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Posted in Business, Delancey, Environment, Housing, Nestle Tower, Planning, Property, Queens Gardens, Segas House, St George's Walk | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Car park gallery will force drivers to use Hammersfield spaces

Bit by bit, the Whitgift and Westfield takeover of the town centre continues, aided and abetted as usual by our pliant councillors. It has been announced – via a news report in Architects’ Journal – that part of the Fairfield … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Business, Croydon College, Delancey, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Planning, Rise Gallery, Segas House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Architect offers fresh perspective on our ‘mini-Manhattan’

‘Imagine a world full of towns like Croydon – uniformed commercial utility. Croydon was built by capitalism to reiterate capitalism. It makes people servile. Croydon is deathtown’* The Architecture Foundation know how to sell a thing, don’t they?

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Homes worth living in need to provide space to breathe

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If the thousands of new homes planned for the town centre lack meaningful green space, we risk creating the favelas of the future, warns LEWIS WHITE It is worth thinking about who actually buys flats. I am basically … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Delancey, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Nestle Tower, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Property, Segas House | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Delancey plan for another 1,000 flats around Nestlé Tower

When does “regeneration” become “over-development”? Central Croydon may be able to offer answers to that question by the end of this decade, after the latest development announcement which includes another 1,000 flats in and around St George’s Walk, Segas House … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Environment, Planning, Property, Segas House, Whitgift Centre | 9 Comments

New school to be ‘sealed off’ from Purley Way’s polluted air

Pass the inhaler: this will have you gasping, and not in a good way. The sight of children, some as young as five, walking to or from their school wearing anti-pollution masks could soon be a commonplace on the streets … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Cycling, Education, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Health, Jason Perry, Joy Prince, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Schools, Segas House, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Segas House school scheme dropped over Minerva sale price

“A victory for commonsense”, to borrow from the UKIP/Freedom Association/Tax-payers Alliance handbook of handy, populist, yet empty statements. But the decision to convert Segas House into a primary school has been binned. The very notion was ludicrous. It was put … Continue reading

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Five good reasons why we should treasure this Art Deco gem

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Yesterday, David Callam explained why Segas House is wholly inappropriate to be used for a primary school, while questioning the architectural merit of the listed building. Here, LEWIS WHITE, a chartered landscape architect from Coulsdon, champions its Art … Continue reading

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Long overdue that we found proper future for Segas House

CROYDON COMMENTARY: According to senior sources at the Town Hall, the scheme to convert the Grade II-listed Segas House into a primary school, the brainchild during the previous Tory council of Tim Pollard, has been abandoned because the building would … Continue reading

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