The Dark Knight Rises

Lights, camera, traction: Croydon’s blossoming relationship with Hollywood

Posted on September 18th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 3 comments

Jonny Rose examines Croydon’s growing presence on the silver screen

Nowadays, if you were to ask someone when was the last time they saw Croydon onscreen in a non-news related context they will almost certainly look to the small screen.

If they’re of a certain age they’ll most likely cite the gentle ’80s sitcom Terry and June. Otherwise, the obvious alternative to … 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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Croydon College setting for ‘sci fi’ movie

Posted on February 25th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Croydon, the unlikely setting for scenes in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Criminal (2015), will now be home to the crowd-funded sci fi film, Kosmos. Croydon College will double as a hospital in the film, and students will be allowed on set for the opportunity to learn from the film-makers.

Release begins: Croydon College’s campus, in East Croydon is the unlikely setting for another movie, this time it’s a sci … Read More »