Croydon at Sitematch: update

Tue 12th February 2013, 10:56 am

Croydon Council has updated its profile page on the Sitematch London website to explain the purpose of the borough being at Sitematch on 5 March and development types it wishes to promote.

The council wants to focus development and regeneration plans on two specific parts of the borough coverd by the Mid Croydon and West Croydon Masterplans.

Croydon is looking to talk to developers who have a clear focus on these two parts of the borough, but says it is also happy to meet developers who are looking in other areas.

More particularly, the council is keen to explore development opportunities with investors, developers, housebuilders and landowners who already have land interests in the masterplan areas.

To bring forward development in the borough using council owned assets, the council has entered a joint venture with John Laing called the Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle (CCURV).

The CCURV is looking to speak with developers and land owners who are experiencing difficulties to deliver sites to explore if the CCURV can help add value.

Cllr Jason Perry, portfolioholder for planning, regeneration and transport said:

'Croydon has embarked on an ambitious programme to renew and improve its infrastructure through the £48m Connected Croydon programme and office offer.' 

'We are working with a broad range of private and public sector partners to implement our masterplans which we have developed collaboratively over the last few years.' 

'Signs of progress are already visible with a number of major schemes now in development. These include our civic hub, a new £20m footbridge at East Croydon Station that expands capacity by 30% and gives direct access to our office and retail districts, “Renaissance” the first speculative new grade A office building in Croydon for over a decade by Abstract Securities and “Interchange” the substantial remodelling of 200,000 square feet of Grade A office space by Canmoor/CarVal, Saffron Square and New South Quarter, both large residential schemes from the likes of Berkeley Homes and Barratt respectively, and public realm projects to transform our public spaces.' 

'The recent positive news of Hammerson and Westfield agreeing to jointly promote plans for the £1 Billion major regeneration of our Town Centre, combining Centrale and The Whitgift Centre shopping malls in 2,150,000 square feet mixed use scheme will see welcome investment and further strengthen Croydon’s position for the future.' 

'Our vision is to be recognised as London’s most enterprising borough. That vision is being delivered. There has never been a better time to invest in Croydon.'

For more information, please visit Croydon’s profile page on the Sitematch London website.

Join Sitematch to book a meeting with Croydon Council and 34 other London councils and public sector land owners at the event on 5 March.

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