Property Development

Beware: American property developers are coming to Croydon

Posted on November 20th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 6 comments

US property firms are targeting Croydon in their next bid to break into the UK housing market

The largest US private rented housing provider, Greystar, is moving in on Britain. It is currently negotiating to provide over £150 million to build Tide Construction’s proposed 44-storey, 546-flat tower on George Street. Tide submitted an application in August. Greystar is already building 2,000 homes in Greenford.

The recent … Read More »

Undercover at Develop Croydon

Posted on November 28th, by Robert Ward in Economics & Business. 2 comments

An afternoon session at last week’s property conference featured optimism, constructive criticism, and lots of people from Croydon

I’m not a fan of overstated promotion and management-speak. ‘Placemaking Croydon, Space Age City’ would normally see me walking quickly by on the other side of the street, staring intently at my shoes. But if you believe some people, this year’s Develop Croydon conference was a chance to meet … Read More »

Not for profit: Develop Croydon has community at its core

Posted on November 25th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Tom Lickley addresses the criticism levelled at the Develop Croydon Conference

The Develop Croydon Conference took place on 22nd November, drawing together council members, developers, architects, investors, occupiers and community interest groups to discuss the town’s regeneration and offer the opportunity for delegates to learn about the finer detail behind the exciting plans for the town’s future.

As is often the case for these type … Read More »

The future of Fairfield Halls and College Green

Posted on June 14th, by Ian Marvin in Economics & Business. 5 comments

Ian Marvin wonders if all eyes are on Fairfield when they should be on the wider implications of the development

14th April presented something of a dilemma for anyone with an interest in the development of Croydon as a residential, commercial and cultural centre. Not only was there the ‘Changing the Face’ event organised under the auspices of the RSA (in full, the … Read More »

Affordable housing is needed, but is it deliverable?

Posted on July 15th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 3 comments

Labour swept into power in Croydon in May, and one of their stated priorities was to increase the provision of affordable housing. Tom Lickley examines whether this is possible

As the dust settled on the Labour Party’s victory in Croydon in late May, questions turned to whether they could deliver on their ‘Ambitious for Croydon’ campaign. One of the key aims, if not the key aim, … Read More »