Tag Archives: Saffron Square

For she’s a jolly good fellow, but no one seems to know why

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s new chief executive, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Trouble is, no one seems to know quite why… RIBA made its announcement of its latest 18 fellows yesterday, when … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Brick by Brick, CPO, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Batman summoned to the aid of Barwell’s political ambitions

The ConDem government’s efforts to create a property market bubble to win re-election in 2015 are now bearing a little bit of fruit even here in Croydon, a timely boost for the hopes of Gavin Barwell to hold on to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Altitude 25, Croydon Central, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I am a rock! But new kids on building blocks have problems

The IYLO BUILDING has awoken from its slumbers… The construction crane is back and builders in hi-viz jackets, like worker ants, are climbing all over it. But the oft neglected, unfinished tower in the middle of a suburban roundabout has … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Altitude 25, Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, IYLO, Planning, Property, Riesco Collection, Ruskin Square, Thornton Heath, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to cast off Croydon’s Concrete Jungle image

Prominent Purley-based architect TARSEM FLORA has seen many visions for the borough left to gather dust. But he believes that Croydon can shed its reputation for brutalist architecture I am convinced that the public perception of Croydon as a concrete … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Housing, IYLO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Purley, Ruskin Square, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yuppies, riots, the half-priced £1.5m flats and Rouse’s Folly

A constant theme in our council’s various “masterplans” is a massive increase in the number of people living in the centre of the borough – mainly in high-rise blocks. In doing this, CR0 CRUSADER asks, whose interests is our council … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, IYLO, Jon Rouse, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon: connected, capable and confident. Unrecognisable?

A press release whizzes across the desk here at Inside Croydon Towers. We weren’t sent it directly, but hey ho…. The release was sent apparently on behalf of Develop Croydon, the organisation of big retailers and developers with multi-million pound … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Cherry Orchard Gardens, City status, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Steve O'Connell, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment