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Croydon Tech City: one tech hub alone does not make an ecosystem

Posted on February 15th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

Jonny Rose shares the long-term vision for #Croydon #TechCity’s rise to power

Croydon Tech City is growing

It’s boom time at the moment in Croydon Tech City.

Croydon Tech City is growing – not just in government recognition or media coverage – but also in all of the things that actually matter to fulfilling our aim to create ‘the Silicon Valley of South London’, such … Read More »



Occupy Croydon: Reclaiming the borough’s empty shops (part 1)

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Jonny Rose makes the case for the rise of the pop-up business in Croydon

Croydon has an abandoned shop problem

Norbury is currently suffering from a vacant shopfront problem. There are at least five unused units in London Road and – despite a series of inquiries from enterprising locals – they remain vacant.

This is not a problem unique to Norbury. Across the borough, vacant … Read More »



3Space Croydon: One year on

Posted on July 1st, by Lucinda Stewart in Economics & Business. No Comments

As the 3Space Hub in Southern House holds its first birthday party this week, their project manager Lucinda Stewart looks back on a year of providing free workspace to other charities, non-profit organisations and start-ups in Croydon

We were really excited about opening a work space in Croydon. We were even more excited when we found that Croydon had (and still has) a passionate and engaging … Read More »