Bus passengers to be discriminated against in favour of night-time revellers
Cabinet member Mark Watson has announced that the High St will be pedestrianised to boost the Town Centre’s night-time economy.
Town Centre to get street directional halos
A new form of signage will be installed in Croydon Town Centre to help people find their way round. After a competition the Council has agreed to install some halo devices. The best of the unsuccessful bids are featured in Architects Journal. It is not clear whether they will require planning permission.
The New Whitgift: To Be Or Not To Be?
Cabinet member Alison Butler hopes that the apparent decision of John Lewis not to have a store in the new Whitgift shopping centre will not capsize the scheme.
Meanwhile Westfield is doing well.
Are Matthews Yard Days Numbered?
As a result of a developer’s proposals for the complex of buildings that includes the Conference Centre and Matthews Yard, there is a danger that the Yard business/community hub will be closed. The owner Saif Bonar has been running a campaign to save it which included a petition signed by just under 3,000 people.
Interchange has new owner
Tristan Capital Partners has purchased the 180,000-square foot Interchange Building on behalf of its CCP 5 fund, for £71.5m. (Real Estate Investment Times. 22 August)