East Croydon to be transformed

By - Wednesday 18th June, 2014

Exciting events come to East Croydon from mid-June and throughout the summer at the new entrance on Lansdowne Road.

Photo used with permission.

Release begins: East Croydon is about to be transformed over the coming months with a series of varied and exciting events at Platform, Ruskin Square.

Platform is the specially designed landscape on Lansdowne Walk by the new East Croydon footbridge, designed by muf architecture.

Lansdowne Walk links Lansdowne Road to the new East Croydon footbridge and owners Stanhope/Schroders want Platform to be a constantly evolving space.

Jason Margrave, development director at Stanhope plc said: “We have created this space to be a constantly evolving landscape that will become a vibrant part of Croydon that showcases great local talent and entrepreneurism.

“It is an exciting project and we have some fantastic events planned over the coming months that those that live and work in Croydon and beyond will be able to enjoy.”

This Thursday, 19th June, Epicurean Events are putting on a gourmet and artisan World Food Festival that will turn Lansdowne Walk into a culinary spectacle.

Foods from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, USA, China and many other countries will be served up by the traders between 8am and 6pm, providing a great place to grab breakfast on the way into work, pop to for lunch or to buy an early evening snack. There will also be live entertainment to enjoy between 12pm and 2pm.

A new coffee vendor will soon be located within the space and from 30th June to 6th July there will be a screen showing the last week of Wimbledon tennis as Andy Murray bids to defend the crown he won last year.

Croydon-based art collective TURF will be bringing a mini golf course to Platform from 19th July to 30th August.

Putt Putt #2 will see nine local artists design holes constructed with a variety of materials for a unique twist on crazy golf.

Release ends.



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  • Anne Giles

    I wanted to go to the event this afternoon, but would not have been able to walk from where I was, parked at Surrey Street car park to meet someone at Matthews Yard.

  • Wesley Jordan Anthony Baker

    The world food market looked great just had no idea it was happening till I saw a picture posted on Instagram on the day. I’m usually well aware of these types of events but its great to hear there are plenty of events planned for this space.