Office development

Office conversions need to stop

Posted on August 12th, by James Naylor in Economics & Business. 12 comments

The extension of Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to offices has transformed Croydon at a speed not seen since the ’60s. But now – as then – it’s getting out of control

In the 2012/2013 financial year, Central Croydon was sporting office vacancy rates worse than central Detroit. A quite astounding 52% of available space was empty; literally millions of square feet of unused space, including thirty-five entirely vacant buildings.

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Interchange Croydon highlights town’s resurgence as attractive office location

Posted on December 9th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. No Comments

Real estate firm Savills gave Tom Lickley an exclusive look inside Interchange Croydon, which demonstrates why Croydon can once again be an attractive location for business

With a reputation built upon its status as an office hub, in recent years Croydon has suffered significantly from the losses of major companies, such as Nestlé and Philips. Nestlé in particular was a major recent blow, with the confectionary … Read More »