Summer Reading Challenge in the Libraries
Cladding Issues following Grenfell Tower disaster
- Zach Baker discusses the implications for Croydon
- 4 local private tower blocks fail cladding test
- And the problem is not just re-insulation cladding
The High Court has ordered Lendlease to payout £14.8m after a London city tower was forced to be re-clad for a second time because of falling glass panes on to the street below. Hammerson is a joint owner of the tower.
Croydon Arts News
- Street art
Zach Baker discusses
- Air Raid Studios
Based in Coulsdon Air Raid Studies is run by Casey Newman, a graduate of Brighton Institute of Modern Music. It is a small private purpose built recording studio. If you are a band or a solo artist with a limited budget, get in touch with Casey.
- Tribute to Andy Warhol
RISEGallery programme of events in September inc. free exhibition of his work as a tribute to his life, 30 years after his death.
Tackling knife crime
Croydon’s employment initiatives
New Addington Leisure Centre costs an extra £8m
The cost of building New Addington’s new leisure centre has risen by £8 million.
South Norwood Beehive Pub may close
Still no certainty on start of new Whitgift Centre
John Lewis to replace its Purley Way store
Croydon boost affordable housing with £25m
On 17 July Croydon Council approved a £25m investment in more affordable housing via a new independent charity that guarantees cheaper rents for local people. Last month the Council’s Cabinet agreed the setting up of an independent charity provisionally called Croydon Homes to rent out 340 local homes costing 65% of the usual private rent. This £25m allows the council to fund Croydon Homes’s purchase of another 250 properties on the open market.
Windfall for Hammerson
Hammerson and Aviva have been awarded £14.7m in damages together with interest in a court case related the former London Stock Exchange building on Old Broad Street. (Property Week 20 July).