Category Archives: Ruskin Square

Legacy Youth Zone boosted by £150,000 pledge from patron

Ruskin Square has increased its donation to Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone by £50,000 a year over the next three years. Ruskin Square is the mixed-used development at East Croydon, developed by Stanhope and Schroders. They were one of the “Founder … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square signs government tenant in £300m deal

Schroders have announced a multi-million-pound deal with Whitehall to build and rent out a second large office block at Ruskin Square, their £500million development next to East Croydon Station. And in doing so, they may well have pulled the rug … Continue reading

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Negrini draws ridicule for her £81 On The Buses guided tour

Hold very tight please! Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, is ready to be taken for a ride around Croydon town centre, all in the name of a good cause Croydon’s beleaguered £220,000 per year chief executive has attracted yet more … Continue reading

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Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … 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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Schroders’ £500m Ruskin Square stalls over Westfield doubts

Big business is getting twitchy over the slow pace of developments in Croydon, as KEN LEE reports The agenda for the Croydon Labour group brainstorming weekend in Eastbourne this weekend is said to be “thin”. That may be deliberate to … Continue reading

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Pankhurst plays part in HMRC’s Suffrage Flag relay in Croydon

A human chain of 56 people delivered the Suffrage Flag to Croydon yesterday. HM Revenue and Customs staff – and some of their children on half-term holiday – joined the flag relay from East Croydon Station to the nearby office … Continue reading

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Taxman moves in to hi-tech new offices at Ruskin Square

The taxman opened its new Croydon offices yesterday, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 Ruskin Square. The offices, built as part of Stanhope and Schroders development of the “Croydon Gateway” site next to East Croydon Station, will provide work space … Continue reading

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Boozepark applies to extend bar opening times until 1am

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, has found some interesting documents on the council’s planning site Within nine months of opening, and Boxpark has been applying to Croydon Council to drop some of the conditions linked to its planning permission … Continue reading

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Milestone for Ruskin Square offices as the Taxman moves in

The Taxman has arrived. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has this week begun moving into its new office building at 1 Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon Station, the first “regional hub” to become operational in “a major restructuring” (that … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square’s first offices are handed over to HMRC

When the John Gent of their generation comes to write up a passage on the 21st century redevelopment of Croydon, December 13 2016 may warrant more than a footnote in their account, because today is the day that Ruskin Square … Continue reading

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Open House weekend: see where your money’s spent

Croydon’s somewhat curmudgeonly attitude towards Open House London, the annual opportunity to sneak a peek behind normally firmly closed doors, appears to have been shaken off, finally. But not as far as the not-so-dynamic team in the council’s press office … Continue reading

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Boxpark operators still don’t have confirmed opening date

We are halfway through August, with the schools going back for their autumn term in a fortnight. Yet Boxpark Croydon, due to open in “Summer 2016” still has not got a confirmed opening date. The retail operation, on a corner … Continue reading

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The Taxman cometh: HMRC signs £200m office lease

The Taxman cometh. HM Revenue and Customs has today signed a 25-year lease for the whole of the first office block to be completed in the Ruskin Square development. The deal could be worth more than £200 million for the … Continue reading

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Brexit means ‘business as usual’. Which may be not so good

Could Croydon Council be getting the jitters over the post-referendum prospects for the town centre’s redevelopment? WALTER CRONXITE looks at a cabinet report which tries to look on the bright side, but cannot disguise the uncertainties Croydon faces “significant challenges … Continue reading

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After £3m loan, now council lays on festival for Boxpark

Croydon Council today went some way to confirming – inadvertently, of course – that Boxpark, the publicly subsidised retail outlet alongside East Croydon Station, won’t be ready to open as planned this summer. Inside Croydon was first to report the … Continue reading

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International marketing firm handed contract for Platform

Grey Label, the Croydon-based marketing firm which has, inexplicably, somehow got a stranglehold on lucrative council and developers’ promotion contracts in and around the borough, has lost its deal for one of the town centre’s key developments. The Croydon firm … Continue reading

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Negrini and her staff ready for sunny reunions at MIPIM

“It’s a junket on the taxpayers and people don’t want to see highly paid council officials swanning around the French Riviera.” That’s what Tony Newman said six years ago, when the Croydon Labour leader was in opposition and was rightly … Continue reading

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Boxpark’s £3m loan under threat if summer opening is delayed

It’s not just the trains which are running late at East Croydon. So is the planned opening date for Boxpark. Croydon was chosen to be the second location of the retail mall made from shipping containers, following the original Boxpark … Continue reading

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Taxman doubles up interest on Ruskin Square offices

Stanhope, the developers of the Ruskin Square site alongside East Croydon Station, are to begin work on a second office block with the taxman now seeming likely to take up tenancy in both pieces of real estate. Inside Croydon reported … Continue reading

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Council official who brought Boxpark to Croydon has now got a top job with… Boxpark

A council official who was involved at a high level in key redevelopment schemes, which in the past six months have also included making a £3 million public finance loan to tempt Boxpark to set up next to East Croydon … Continue reading

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TfL’s loopy scheme will strangle town centre to a stand-still

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Multi-million pound proposals for the trams in the town centre could see the Croydon road network being gridlocked, says bus passenger VALERIE HUNTER According to Transport for London, the improvements – new platforms and more frequent services – … Continue reading

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Metro Bank pulls out of move to £50m Ruskin Square offices

A multi-million-pound deal for Metro Bank to bring their global head offices and hundreds of staff to Croydon has collapsed. It was only a few weeks ago that developers Stanhope and their financial backers Schroders, who own Ruskin Square alongside … Continue reading

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Boxpark announced food plan after getting £3m council loan

Croydon Council’s £3 million loan of public cash to persuade Boxpark to set up a pop-up shopping mall alongside East Croydon Station was made in the expectation that the retail outlet would be a mixed development of trend-setting fashion stores … Continue reading

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Lend Lease land £40m deal to build Metro Bank HQ

Builders Lend Lease have been given the £40 million construction contract to build the first office block at Ruskin Square, the site alongside East Croydon Station. The building will be the headquarters office for Metro Bank, who are moving from … Continue reading

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