‘Croydon is a sweet spot for residential investment’

‘Croydon is a sweet spot for residential investment in the current market. With the proposed Westfield Croydon shopping centre the result of a £1 billion investment by Westfield/Hammerson now underway coupled with a major regeneration of the area, Croydon has seen a spike in its recent property prices with Zoopla reporting a rise of as much as 13.1% in 2014 alone.’

So states Harrison Sellars Associates: http://harrisonsellarsassociates.com/2015/10/07/croydon-13-1-capital-growth-in-2014-residential-rental-investments-new-build-development-opportunities-available

Meanwhile if you can afford it from 31 October you will soon be able to choose to live in The Quarters, the transformed former Home Office St Anne’s House. Designer homes ‘targeted at residents seeking a metropolitan lifestyle’.  are being brought to the market later this month.


Cameron Promises End To Developers Building Social Housing

Croydon could become even more profitable if Prime Minister David Cameron implements his promise to free developers from providing so-called ‘affordable’ social homes. This has criticised by Croydon Housing Cabinet member Alison Butler.

For analysis of Cameron’s announcement see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-s-new-housing-policy-helps-the-rich-at-the-expense-of-the-poor-a6684146.html

Council’s College Green Area Plans

Caught unawares by the announcement the Council is boasting about the fact that its new plans for Croydon College and Fairfield Halls on College Green to create what it claims to be one of London’s leading cultural and educational destinations., will be alongside ‘the construction of hundreds of new homes of a mix of tenures.’   http://news.croydon.gov.uk/council-announces-plans-for-a-new-college-and-transformed-fairfield-halls-turning-the-town-into-a-world-class-cultural-and-educational-destination

Town Centre Building Chaos From 2016

But before the Town Centre becomes effectively a fortress ghetto for the better off with heavy ‘policing’ by Town Centre wardens it will go through at least 4 years of major building works chaos with the demolition of the Whitgift Centre and the building of Westfield South shopping Centre, the College Green Area, and other developments. It will include the closure of Fairfield Halls. Inside Croydon has raised concerns about the chaos.


Hammerson Seeks Prestigious Retailers

Meanwhile potential investors have been shown how Croydon will be transformed by 2020 as Hammerson and Westfield seek to attract prestigious retailers to the town.


Shopping Centres Need Well Paid Customers

Paul Dennis argues the case for well-paid workers workers:


About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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