Croydon – A town made for cycling

This summer Croydon is hosting two of the biggest events in the UK cycling calendar, the Pearl Izumi men’s tour series and the Matrix Fitness women’s grand prix. Croydon is a London borough with a special place in the London cycling landscape; it is situated close to the cycling heartlands of the South while being […]

Morello is the cherry on top of Croydon development plans

Menta Redrow Limited is all set to launch the exciting third phase of Croydon’s £168 million Morello new homes development. Morello is a flagship project, created with the aim of turning a largely derelict site next to East Croydon station into a vibrant, sustainable new community. With Mayor, Boris Johnson, describing Croydon as ‘London’s third […]

5 Reasons to venture out to Croydon

Matthews Yard – Based in Croydon’s Old Town, Matthews Yard sits on the site of Croydon’s first brewery and former jail house. The workspace there offers a low-cost space for start-up tech firms and creative businesses. On the last Thursday of every month, Croydon Tech City holds meetings at Matthews Yard for like-minded digital and […]

Croydon residents amongst the nicest in London

You don’t have to pay the most expensive rates in London (or the world) to seek happiness in the capital. A study from Cambridge University analysed data from 56,000 Londoners and discovered that Croydon residents were amongst the happiest people in the capital, along with close neighbours Bromley. Specific personality traits were examined and showed […]

Soundbites From Develop Croydon Conference

Plenty of speakers had something to say on the future of Croydon at the Develop Croydon Conference 2014. Here is a selection of the views given: Jo Negrini, executive director of development and environment, London Borough of Croydon: “I think we are lucky to have great partnerships working with us at the council and we […]

Croydon – More Homes, More Potential

If London is to prosper, Croydon needs to step up its house-building programme according to London Deputy Mayor Richard Blakeway in a keynote speech at this year’s Develop Croydon Conference Mr Blakeway revealed that he settled in Croydon when he first moved to London in the 1990s saying: “there was some pretty nice housing stock, […]

Croydon – The Time Has Come

Croydon has very ambitious and exciting plans for the future and Council leader Tony Newman outlined this vision in the opening speech of this year’s Develop Croydon Conference. Labour was elected in May on a manifesto called ‘Ambitions for Croydon’ and part of that vision was that Croydon should be a modern European city, not […]

Croydon Devo Max?

None other than London Mayor, Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority are backing Croydon’s putative attempts to get devolutionary powers meaning it could start to control its own locally generated tax revenues. The case for this autonomy of taxes was made by a delegation of councillors, MPs and businesses who went to the Houses […]

Westfield Sold On Higher Wages

The developers behind the creation of Croydon’s new Westfield shopping centre are committed to helping ensure that people who work there when it is finished are at least able to earn the London Living Wage. The boost to jobs that the redevelopment of the old Whitgift Centre would entail was undermined by suggestions that retail […]

Croydon’s Taking Off – According To Gatwick!

The fifth Develop Croydon Conference got a rousing ‘lift’ when a snap poll of delegates resulted in 90% declaring themselves “confident” or “very confident” about the area’s future. The Develop Croydon Conference was a day-long event, held at the Fairfield Halls, as part of Croydon Council’s initiative to boost the area and create a tech […]

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