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November 2013

New regeneration director appointed

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Croydon Council has appointed an executive director with a strong track record in driving major developments to lead the borough through its £3bn regeneration. n Jo Negrini comes to Croydon with a wealth of experience in bringing investment to neglected...
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Leader outlines vision for Croydon

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Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher says the time has come to make amends for missed opportunities in the town. n Mr Fisher outlined his vision for the town, with the £1.5billion regeneration of the town’s retail core by Westfield and...
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‘Compelling’ office offer

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Croydon has the potential to be London’s back office according to a leading figure behind Grade A offices which are on the brink of completion. n   n Canmoor and CarVal Investors have led the 182,000 sq ft office scheme...
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Croydon braced for regeneration

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The borough’s executive director of planning and environment, Paul Spooner, used the 2013 Develop Croydon Conference at Fairfield Halls to outline the transformation which will take place over the next five years. n “I think we should see ourselves as...
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Call for tomorrow’s coders

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Croydon’s schools and colleges need to grow the digital developers and coders of tomorrow if the town is going to reach its ambition of becoming the Silicon Valley of South London. n   n A panel of seven digital business...
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Tech to make Croydon Silicon Heights

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 Croydon could be rebranded Silicon Towers or Silicon Heights with a network of ultra-fast broadband making it a worldwide hub for digital entrepreneurs. n The idea came from a panel of experts discussing Croydon’s future as a Tech City at...
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Croydon ‘can be in top ten’

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Hammerson’s director of retail development Robin Dobson believes the proposed £1.5billion regeneration of central Croydon will propel the town into the country’s top 10 retail and leisure destinations. n It was revealed at the Develop Croydon Conference at Fairfield Halls...
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Praise for resi ‘vision’

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Croydon Council is “visionary” in its approach to resi-schemes, according to a housing developer whose project moved forward after local authority intervention. n Daren Nathan, development director of Durkan, said representatives from the London Borough of Croydon provided support to...
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Regeneration ‘must benefit all’

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A senior Croydon councillor has outlined the priorities for the town’s future under a Labour administration. n   n Toni Letts, who was first elected to the local authority in 1986, said that while the opposition supported some of the...
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Real value in Croydon’s offices

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Competitively-priced office space is crucial in maintaining Croydon as "the place to be" a leading property developer has stressed. n Abstract Group chief executive Mark Glatman told the Develop Croydon 2013 conference that Croydon had the ability to undercut the...
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