Tag Archives: Bradford

Ex-councillor admits he was wrong over Westfield scheme

A former deputy council leader has spoken publicly about their deep regret for their part in bringing developers, such as Westfield, to their town centre, leaving it as “a tragedy of a place now”. “There’s plenty of nostalgia and lots … Continue reading

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Give our regards to Broadway: Bradford’s lessons for Croydon

SI CUNNINGHAM was growing up in Bradford when Westfield first unveiled its grand plan for his city. Over a decade later, that shopping mall has finally opened. Here’s his account of what happened to Bradford during that time, and how … Continue reading

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Mary Portas, Westfield, Bradford and a £1bn hole in the ground

Shops and flats. That, in three words, appears to be sum and substance of the local Establishment’s superficial “vision” for Croydon’s future. It might be a slight improvement on “bread and circuses”, but not by much, and would seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Allders, Business, Centrale, Cinema, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Housing, IYLO, Jon Rouse, Menta Tower, Mike Fisher, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Surrey Street, URV, Warehouse Theatre, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments