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How Brexit threatens Croydon

Posted on June 28th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 6 comments

We’ve seen Brexit wipe £2trillion off global stocks and take the pound to a thirty-one year low. What might it do to Croydon… and to Westfield? asks Sean Creighton

Will the narrow victory for the Leave side in last week’s EU referendum lead to Westfield Hammerson pulling the plug on the Whitgift redevelopment? That is what council leader Tony Newman fears and he has written for an … Read More »

The fall of Fairfield

Posted on December 18th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 5 comments

Critics of the proposed two years’ closure of the Fairfield Halls claim the plan jeopardises its future. The halls would be mourned, says Paul Dennis, but largely by people who didn’t go

I recently visited my solicitors in my home town of Burton on Trent to tie up a bit of business. As soon as I mentioned Croydon he said: “Ah, the Fairfield Halls“. His is a … Read More »

New plans announced for College Green in central Croydon

Posted on April 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon-based consultancy Mott MacDonald and architects Rick Mather, renowned for working on some of the biggest theatres in the country, is to oversee the design of the redevelopment of College Green, at the heart of which will be Fairfield Halls.

Release begins: Mott MacDonald, of Sydenham Road, has been appointed as the lead consultant for the project, which promises to breathe new life into Croydon’s cultural offer.

Rick Mather … Read More »