Tag Archives: Whitgift Centre

Barwell, Brexit and Croydon’s troubled Westfield dream

STEVEN DOWNES on how the meddling of Tory politicians and the Croydon Establishment managed to ensure that the redevelopment of Croydon town centre was never going to run smoothly Questions were asked in the House of Commons last night which … Continue reading

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Let’s revive town centre with more trees and youthful vitality

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Retired landscape architect and local resident LEWIS WHITE offers his suggestions for reviving the town centre after nearly a decade of development blight thanks to Westfield, who yesterday announced that they are ‘reviewing’ their £1.4bn flats and shops … Continue reading

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Crisis for Croydon as Westfield ‘reviews’ its £1.4bn scheme

KEN LEE reports on the seismic shock that has rocked the council Westfield today announced a decision to “review” the £1.4billion project to redevelop Croydon Town Centre, blaming Brexit and uncertainties over the retail sector. In so doing, they  immediately … Continue reading

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Fears for mall increase as Hammerson takes a hammering

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on how the plunging share price for half of the so-called ‘Croydon Partnership’ could see the redevelopment of the town centre postponed … permanently The stock market is becoming increasingly nervous about the valuation of … Continue reading

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Body blow for council as Body Shop looks to move offices

The Body Shop could be about to pack-up and quit Croydon, according to reports tonight. The ethically based cosmetics retailer, founded in Brighton 40 years ago by Anita Roddick, moved hundreds of staff to the refurbished “state of the art” … Continue reading

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Another director quits job as pressure mounts on Negrini

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the storm gathering around the council’s ‘regeneration practitioner’ chief executive Pressure continues to mount on Croydon’s £200,000 per year chief executive, Jo Negrini. Another key member of her executive team is quitting the council, … Continue reading

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Delays over Westfield scheme lead to end for Heritage Festival

Even the owners of the Whitgift Centre appear to have got fed up waiting for Westfield to get their long-promised £1.4billion redevelopment of the centre of Croydon underway. The Whitgift Foundation has this week confirmed that it has dropped its … Continue reading

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