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Yo Croydon! The city is yours

Posted on February 26th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Tom Lickley considers the meaning of Femme Fierce’s street art and the range of responses it has met

Brutal, concrete and windswept. Through its long, chequered history, St. George’s Walk in Croydon has seldom sought to inspire those who walked through it. The original concept of a modern shopping precinct has long been wrenched from its grasp by the Whitgift Centre, Centrale and the bright … Read More »

Could shared ownership provide an alternative solution for Croydon’s housing needs?

Posted on March 3rd, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 7 comments

The much vaunted ‘Help to Buy’ scheme has drawn criticism and praise in equal measure, but does it suit all?

The crushing unaffordability of residential property across Greater London is having a significant impact on the levels of first time buyers. The average age of the first-time buyer is continually increasing, with sources estimating it to be around the 30 years old mark. Croydon is no different, … Read More »

Croydon House Prices: How did 2013 fare and what can we expect from 2014?

Posted on January 17th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 3 comments

According to Right Move, average house prices in Croydon increased 18.8% in 2013 – the third highest rate in Greater London. Will 2014 see a continued rise?

In December 2012, the average house in Croydon would come on to the market at £279,392. An eye-watering figure in itself, but relatively affordable when compared to the rest of Greater London, with only Newham, Havering, … Read More »

Saffron Square: A Positive Development for Croydon

Posted on September 3rd, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 7 comments

Tom Lickley argues that the vibrancy and quality Berkeley’s new development will bring to Croydon is intrinsic to the regeneration of the town centre

Saffron Square, the new residential development which has risen next to West Croydon station, and is set to rise further with the addition of a 45 story tower, has attracted some thorny comments upon social media. Various figures are … Read More »