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Legacy Youth Zone boosted by £150,000 pledge from patron

Ruskin Square has increased its donation to Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone by £50,000 a year over the next three years. Ruskin Square is the mixed-used development at East Croydon, developed by Stanhope and Schroders. They were one of the “Founder … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square signs government tenant in £300m deal

Schroders have announced a multi-million-pound deal with Whitehall to build and rent out a second large office block at Ruskin Square, their £500million development next to East Croydon Station. And in doing so, they may well have pulled the rug … Continue reading

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Interest hike squeezes Brick by Brick’s speculative schemes

The Tory government’s obstinate fixation to drive the country off a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of October is driving down the value of the pound and causing massive problems for industry. Especially in construction – which could mean very … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square and Westfield in battle to secure Home Office

Multi-billion-pound developments in central Croydon could be forced to go head-to-head in a battle to secure the Home Office as tenants for their office buildings. According to a report published this morning by Property Week magazine, the Home Office is … Continue reading

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Schroders’ £500m Ruskin Square stalls over Westfield doubts

Big business is getting twitchy over the slow pace of developments in Croydon, as KEN LEE reports The agenda for the Croydon Labour group brainstorming weekend in Eastbourne this weekend is said to be “thin”. That may be deliberate to … Continue reading

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HMRC warns students to beware scam offering tax ‘refunds’

University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, HM Revenue and Customs has warned today. The scammers are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses (for example “@uc.ac.uk”) in … Continue reading

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Pankhurst plays part in HMRC’s Suffrage Flag relay in Croydon

A human chain of 56 people delivered the Suffrage Flag to Croydon yesterday. HM Revenue and Customs staff – and some of their children on half-term holiday – joined the flag relay from East Croydon Station to the nearby office … Continue reading

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Taxman moves in to hi-tech new offices at Ruskin Square

The taxman opened its new Croydon offices yesterday, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 Ruskin Square. The offices, built as part of Stanhope and Schroders development of the “Croydon Gateway” site next to East Croydon Station, will provide work space … Continue reading

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Milestone for Ruskin Square offices as the Taxman moves in

The Taxman has arrived. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has this week begun moving into its new office building at 1 Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon Station, the first “regional hub” to become operational in “a major restructuring” (that … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square’s first offices are handed over to HMRC

When the John Gent of their generation comes to write up a passage on the 21st century redevelopment of Croydon, December 13 2016 may warrant more than a footnote in their account, because today is the day that Ruskin Square … Continue reading

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The Taxman cometh: HMRC signs £200m office lease

The Taxman cometh. HM Revenue and Customs has today signed a 25-year lease for the whole of the first office block to be completed in the Ruskin Square development. The deal could be worth more than £200 million for the … Continue reading

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International marketing firm handed contract for Platform

Grey Label, the Croydon-based marketing firm which has, inexplicably, somehow got a stranglehold on lucrative council and developers’ promotion contracts in and around the borough, has lost its deal for one of the town centre’s key developments. The Croydon firm … Continue reading

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Boxpark’s £3m loan under threat if summer opening is delayed

It’s not just the trains which are running late at East Croydon. So is the planned opening date for Boxpark. Croydon was chosen to be the second location of the retail mall made from shipping containers, following the original Boxpark … Continue reading

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Taxman doubles up interest on Ruskin Square offices

Stanhope, the developers of the Ruskin Square site alongside East Croydon Station, are to begin work on a second office block with the taxman now seeming likely to take up tenancy in both pieces of real estate. Inside Croydon reported … Continue reading

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Warehouse Theatre celebrates 30 years of playwriting festival

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the International Playwriting Festival organised by the late and much-lamented Warehouse Theatre. The Warehouse Theatre, housed in an old coal merchants’ warehouse on the edge of what is now the Ruskin Square development, … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square considered for HMRC’s new tax supercentre

Senior officials from Her Majesty’s Customs and Revenues – HMRC – were in Croydon on Wednesday visiting the Ruskin Square development as a potential office location for a new tax supercentre. The Government announced yesterday a plan to close 170 … Continue reading

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Metro Bank pulls out of move to £50m Ruskin Square offices

A multi-million-pound deal for Metro Bank to bring their global head offices and hundreds of staff to Croydon has collapsed. It was only a few weeks ago that developers Stanhope and their financial backers Schroders, who own Ruskin Square alongside … Continue reading

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Lend Lease land £40m deal to build Metro Bank HQ

Builders Lend Lease have been given the £40 million construction contract to build the first office block at Ruskin Square, the site alongside East Croydon Station. The building will be the headquarters office for Metro Bank, who are moving from … Continue reading

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Sign up here to buy an East Croydon flat for a mere £401,000

Fancy buying a new, two-bed flat, with delightful views over the London-to-Brighton railway line, and all for a little more than £400,000? Then this is your chance. “Vita”, the first residential development at Ruskin Square, right next to East Croydon … Continue reading

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Police arrest Croydon man over burglary from Visitor Centre

Croydon police have made an arrest in the investigation of the tens of thousands of pounds that went missing from the Croydon Visitor Centre in the days (or, more specifically, one afternoon) after its closure earlier this month. As we … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square site finally proves to be something to bank on

Overlooked in the build-up to the election last week came some news in the trade press that could prove more significant to Croydon’s future event than the £1 billion Hammersfield development. Who would have thought at any time over the … Continue reading

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Poor Doors planned for Ruskin Square’s ‘Vita’ apartments

The first phase of residential development at Ruskin Square, on the prestigious gateway site next to East Croydon Station, is to include controversial Poor Doors for the residents of the 36 “affordable” apartments included in the scheme. Places for People, … Continue reading

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Work underway to get Boxpark to pop-up in summer 2016

Boxpark, the pop-up retail centre built from disused shipping containers, will open alongside East Croydon Station with up to 80 shops, fashionable boutiques and cafes next summer, it was confirmed this morning. Work is to begin immediately, and around 200 … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys Croydon at MIPIM

When the Conservatives were in power in Croydon, the spending on sending a delegation to Cannes for the annual developers’ champagne “junket” (© Tony Newman) was at least announced at a council meeting in the Town Hall. This year, under … Continue reading

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By Jupiter! Is Whitehall considering a move to Fisher’s Folly?

A government department is looking to move into a 250,000 square foot office building in East Croydon, according to reports in the commercial property trade press this week. And the only relatively new office block in the vicinity offering that … Continue reading

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