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Croydon’s employees are positive about the town’s future


More of Croydon’s workforce live within 10 miles of their office and are spending more of their leisure time in the town centre too, according to a recent survey.

Croydon’s employees were given the opportunity to provide their opinion of the town in the latest Workplace Survey, delivered by Develop Croydon.

Those who responded to the survey highlighted that the choice of employer and the easy transport links to London, and elsewhere, were their main reasons to work in the town.

Over half of the workforce visited Croydon regularly outside of work too, with 45% going into the town for the shopping offer.

The changes taking place in Croydon were highlighted as a positive by respondents, with nearly half believing that the town’s perception had improved in the last five years and when asked “what would deliver the most significant impact on Croydon?” the new Westfield/Hammerson shopping centre topped the list at 45%.

Richard Plant, partner, SHW and Develop Croydon chairman said: “It is very positive to see that not only are people working in Croydon but they are also choosing to live and spend their leisure time here too. Croydon has undergone major regeneration, with further residential units due to come into the town centre.

“With more people moving in we are seeing the change on our streets with new bars like The Joker, Art + Craft, The Ludoquist, and lots of new excellent coffee places all opening up.

“However, we must ensure that we continue to work together with the Council, Croydon BID, employers and other relevant parties to ensure that Croydon is a place people want to live, work and play both now and in the future.”

The survey findings can be viewed in more detail here.