Tag Archives: Leon House

Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Leon House given new purpose as its flats go up for sale

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, goes to the top of a Croydon landmark and finds some merit in conversions Even on a day when a winter storm is scudding through just above our heads, from the 22nd floor roof garden … Continue reading

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Town centre landlord sells up – to become a bus driver

Another week, and another Croydon pub landlord has decided he’s had enough and is selling up. John McFarlane has been the landlord of The Bull’s Head, in the town centre on the corner of Wandle Road and Laud Street, for … Continue reading

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Leon House squeezes another 263 flats into town centre

While new offices come on stream in the town centre, some of the more eye-catching edifices of the Croydon building spree of the 1960s are about to be given a lease of extra life. Leon House is the 21-storey office … Continue reading

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Magazines get on their bikes to leave Croydon, taking 50 jobs

Croydon may be staging a bike race around the town centre’s streets again later this year, but Cycling Weekly, which has been covering the sport for 125 years, won’t any longer be based in our borough by the time the … Continue reading

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