Will Labour listen on Croydon’s planning?

Posted on June 22nd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Sean Creighton has a conversation with Paul Scott, the Chair of Planning, on local housing

Following the end of the Local Plan Examination Public Hearings I wrote to all of the councillors involved to suggest that it is in their mutual interests to gather and assess whether any more modifications should be offered to the inspector. There is much that both parties agree with in the plan … Read More »

Croydon Tech City: one tech hub alone does not make an ecosystem

Posted on February 15th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

Jonny Rose shares the long-term vision for #Croydon #TechCity’s rise to power

Croydon Tech City is growing

It’s boom time at the moment in Croydon Tech City.

Croydon Tech City is growing – not just in government recognition or media coverage – but also in all of the things that actually matter to fulfilling our aim to create ‘the Silicon Valley of South London’, such … Read More »

Home-grown regeneration is just as important as outside investment

Posted on January 11th, by Harry Owen-Jones in Economics & Business. No Comments

Harry Owen-Jones analyses the town’s business community, its economic future, and the role of free spaces like 3Space

It’s been a little under two years since 3Space came to Croydon. From the fifth floor of Southern House we’ve looked down, and then up, at the redevelopment going on around East Croydon Station. Our neighbouring towers, once gloomy and empty, now have the lights on, full … Read More »

Occupy Croydon: Reclaiming the borough’s empty shops (part 1)

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Jonny Rose makes the case for the rise of the pop-up business in Croydon

Croydon has an abandoned shop problem

Norbury is currently suffering from a vacant shopfront problem. There are at least five unused units in London Road and – despite a series of inquiries from enterprising locals – they remain vacant.

This is not a problem unique to Norbury. Across the borough, vacant … Read More »

3Space Croydon: One year on

Posted on July 1st, by Lucinda Stewart in Economics & Business. No Comments

As the 3Space Hub in Southern House holds its first birthday party this week, their project manager Lucinda Stewart looks back on a year of providing free workspace to other charities, non-profit organisations and start-ups in Croydon

We were really excited about opening a work space in Croydon. We were even more excited when we found that Croydon had (and still has) a passionate and engaging … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg

Posted on March 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Jonny Rose unveils the lineup for Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity event, taking place at 3Space Croydon

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at 3Space in Southern House and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To sign up to … Read More »

Towering ambition: how tech could rejuvenate Croydon’s office market

Posted on November 19th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 2 comments

The technology sector is starting to rival finance as the industry powering London’s growth. But how much of that can we expect to filter down to Croydon?

As the cranes begin to cast shadows over East Croydon station, and shimmering glass and steel rises to replace the dirt that has lain adjacent to the tracks for many years, one may expect Croydon’s office market to be … Read More »