Category Archives: Property

Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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Network Rail buys derelict Royal Mail depot at East Croydon

The old Royal Mail building and Volkswagen site next to East Croydon Station have been bought by Network Rail, as part of plans, as they put it, “to unblock the London-to-Brighton railway bottleneck”. The former sorting office site has had … Continue reading

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Council sells off public green space to Brick by Brick for just £1

Croydon Council has sold at least three packages of publicly owned property – in Waddon, South Croydon and Fairfield wards – to Brick by Brick, its house-building company, for just £1 each. And last year the Labour-run council also flogged … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square and Westfield in battle to secure Home Office

Multi-billion-pound developments in central Croydon could be forced to go head-to-head in a battle to secure the Home Office as tenants for their office buildings. According to a report published this morning by Property Week magazine, the Home Office is … Continue reading

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Purley firm unveils £500,000 house for youngsters leaving care

Property company Andrews this week unveiled a £500,000 home purchased in Purley as part of an innovative social housing project, called Establish, to help youngsters from Croydon adjust to independent life after living in care. The Andrews estate agency business, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s Fairfield Halls refurb goes £11m over budget

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest multi-million-pound overspend by the council-owned ‘house-building’ company that has yet to build a single new home The refurbishment works being carried out on the Fairfield Halls arts complex by Brick by Brick will cost … Continue reading

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‘Brexit fears’ could hit Brick by Brick’s private homes sales

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on some market data which could further undermine the council’s financial schemes There’s a good reason why Colm Lacey, the council director who heads up Brick by Brick, did not want to share the company’s analysis … Continue reading

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