Tag Archives: Allders

£2.5bn fund closure is bad news for Croydon’s Westfield hopes

The doubts about whether the Westfield redevelopment of Croydon’s Whitgift Centre will ever begin grew even greater this week, as one of the country’s biggest property funds began blocking investors from making withdrawals, blaming both Brexit and the retail downturn … Continue reading

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How wait for Westfield is turning North End into Hooky Street

Serious doubts exist over Westfield’s plans to redevelop in the town centre. Yet while the council does its best to close down legitimate high street businesses, or mismanages one of the country’s oldest traditional street markets and drives away stall-holders, … Continue reading

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Council’s CPO move on Allders building faces court challenge

Croydon Council was being taken to court this afternoon by lawyers acting for the lease-holder of Croydon Outlet Village – based in the building better remembered as Allders – in what has become an increasingly acrimonious dispute over the ownership … Continue reading

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£1bn property schemes, landowners and proper role of MPs

Coincidence of interests does not rule out the potential for the appearance of conflicts of interest. STEVEN DOWNES asks why Croydon Central’s MP has refused to resign his positions with landowners the Whitgift Foundation Rejoice! We are a grandmother! Well, … Continue reading

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Minerva threaten legal challenge over Hammersfield scheme

The £1 billion Hammersfield redevelopment of Croydon town centre could yet face a bloody legal battle, a report in the latest edition of Property Week confirms. The problem, as has been so often the case with town centre developments in … Continue reading

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Help break the chains of human trafficking: Sep 28

On Saturday September 28, members of Croydon Community Against Trafficking, or CCAT, will be completing a 10-kilometre (a little more than six miles) walk chained together to raise awareness about victims of human trafficking. The walk will start at noon … Continue reading

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Croydon’s “only a Championship location” says planning chief

As Gavin Barwell once said, Croydon has an image problem. Our photograph, taken in Cannes yesterday morning, of the White Label-managed stand at the MIPIM  commercial property trade exhibition, shows that our south London borough is proving less of a … Continue reading

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Chance to reboot your old computer for a good cause

A local charity group, wants to take any old, unwanted computers off your hands. Loyal reader Anita Davison writes to Inside Croydon: “If anyone was lucky enough to receive a new PC for Christmas and is still undecided with what … Continue reading

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Take your hats off to battling Croydon business Hatz

It is fair to say that 2012 was not the greatest year in the business careers of hatmakers Margaret Chatelier and Monique Rebeiro. As the family-run business Hatz, in common with several other concessions that used to operate out of … Continue reading

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Pick of posts of 2012: Allders, comics and sinking ships

Yesterday, we listed our 20 most-read posts of 2012. We also asked some of our readers and contributors for a more subjective selection and to choose their favourite articles from the past 12 months. Here’s some of their answers: If … Continue reading

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