Tag Archives: Hammerson

Colonnades purchase is massive gamble with public money

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Spending millions to buy a private business risks feather bedding property speculators, says DEREK THROWER Under a Conservative government, local authorities, including Croydon Council, are being given public cash to nationalise private assets and land. That’s quite extraordinary … Continue reading

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Council pays £53m to buy ‘unloved’ Colonnades centre

The business “brains” at Fisher’s Folly have gone out and splurged £53million of public money to buy the freehold of the “unloved” and rarely visited Colonnades retail and leisure park – just as industry experts are warning that 200 such … Continue reading

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Croydon is worst in all London for asthma attack cases

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, on some very worrying scientific findings about air quality in Croydon – before the Beddington incinerator even begins full operation According to the Evening Standard, “Croydon has been named the worst borough in London for … Continue reading

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More retailers in peril as Green scandal hits the High Street

It may yet become known among retailers as “Black Thursday”, the day when the doomed fate of Britain’s High Street was sealed. It was certainly a day when the business case for the long-delayed £1.4billion redevelopment of the Whitgift and … Continue reading

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Developers make billions yet still dodge ‘affordable’ quota

One of the country’s biggest housebuilding companies has been avoiding affordable housing obligations in London simply by arguing that to include more affordable homes within developments would not be viable. Berkeley Group has successfully persuaded planning authorities that it could … Continue reading

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Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets. That’s according to research carried out by Green … Continue reading

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Now Debenhams could be seeking rent break from Centrale

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest set-back to a £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre based on retailing Hammerson, one half of The Croydon Partnership which wants to rebuild a vast town centre shopping mall, could face the … Continue reading

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