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 »

I bought my Croydon flat on Instagram

Posted on October 6th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 10 comments

Hunting for a new home in outer London, Maddie Duxbury took a look through the eyes of its inhabitants

Okay, the title is not entirely true… but allow me a little journalistic licence for my first Croydon Citizen article.

So whilst I didn’t physically purchase my first property through the world’s fastest growing social media channel, the most crucial of property buying decisions (where to buy!) … Read More »

Stop blaming foreigners for Croydon’s housing woes

Posted on September 1st, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 11 comments

Jonny Rose tries to alter the alarmist and xenophobic narrative around Croydon’s housing

“Head South, whilst you can still afford it”. So ended a riveting three page spread on ‘Cool Croydon’ in the Evening Standard last Friday.

Indeed, despite the article being all about Croydon’s burgeoning tech, arts and culture scene, it was symptomatic of the current London narrative where it is … Read More »

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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Print Archive: November 2014 News Magazine – When?

Posted on December 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Westfield’s delay to 2019 challenged a number of assumptions about Croydon’s future. This edition of the Citizen explored what’s next

For some time now, where the future of Croydon is concerned, one topic of conversation dominates all others: “I hear Westfield is coming to Croydon”,”When Westfield comes….” or “Did you know that they’re going to build the third Westfield in Croydon? I know, right?” In … Read More »

Croydon Tech City: Property Special – Thursday 23rd October, 7:30pm @MatthewsYard

Posted on October 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity is back with renewed ambition, and three of Croydon’s entrepreneurs to discuss their successful ventures. Jonny Rose previews the upcoming event

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

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

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Economic development doesn’t just mean property (part 2)

Posted on February 5th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

In part two of Sean Creighton’s look into the local economy, he explores the ideas of the  Centre for Local Economic Studies

I decided to write about the fragility of the property industry after reading an article in the Evening Standard by Anthony Hilton. In this article I will be taking a closer look at the alternative economic ideas from the Centre for Local Economic … Read More »

A Tesco town in all but name

Posted on December 13th, by Andrew Dickinson in Economics & Business. 3 comments

Is Tesco the only thing that will bring people to Croydon? Andrew Dickinson takes us on an irreverent history of ‘Tesco Town’, Croydon

I read in the national press recently that Tesco is suffering an identity crisis as it doesn’t know where it fits in in the hierarchy of the supermarket kingdom.

Asda, Aldi and Lidl have stolen many of its core customers because … Read More »

Black Sheep Bar closure: Does Croydon need clubbing or housing?

Posted on November 25th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 4 comments

With the recent closure of Croydon’s alternative nightclub, the town needs to avoid alienating its youth for the sake of residential development

For anyone with the vaguest interest in Croydon’s culture, nightlife or music scene, the abrupt closure of Black Sheep Bar on Monday 18th November would have come as a shock, and for many, a sad loss to what is becoming an increasingly limited … Read More »