Tag Archives: Hammerson

‘We want to review £1.4bn Westfield plans’ says panel co-chair

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a panel of design, engineering and architecture experts assembled by the council might yet be denied the chance to review the biggest regeneration scheme in Croydon for generations One of the co-chairs of the Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Angela Brady, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looking to history to rediscover the town centre’s beating heart

This is Croydon’s original Town Hall, what was once the beating heart of the old town’s business and trading centre. The Market House, which is thought to have been built at least by 1609, stood near the corner of the … Continue reading

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Housing minister Barwell opposes homes for travellers

Gavin Barwell is the housing minister in the Conservative government who keeps saying how important it is to provide thousands of new homes. But it turns out that Barwell is utterly opposed to providing somewhere to live for gypsies and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Sean Fitzsimons, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Westfield confirms another five years of blight in town centre

Croydon Council has spent more public money on a new slogan, two years after the last one. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, there are risks involved when senior councillors claim to be ‘Delivering for Croydon’ and a £1.4bn flagship development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Centrale, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

£1.4bn Westfield plans set for council showdown next month

Revised plans for the £1.4 billion Westfield and Hammerson redevelopment of Croydon town centre seem likely to go before a showdown meeting of the council’s planning committee next month, and without any major adjustments to the much-altered scheme which was … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Shifa Mustafa, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Business school offers free lessons in Whitgift Centre

Anyone tired of being a wage slave, and who is thinking about being their own boss, has a couple of weeks in which to get themselves along to the Whitgift Centre for some free business advice. The over-used pop-up hashtag … Continue reading

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TfL to re-open West Croydon Bus Station, six months late

West Croydon Bus Station re-opens this weekend after two years’ worth of demolition and reconfiguration for the roads in and around the railway station and tram stop, to be able to cope better with the 150 buses that are scheduled … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Commuting, Connected Croydon, Environment, London-wide issues, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment