The Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, has announced details of a public exhibition to present updated plans for its £1.4 billion regeneration of Croydon’s Whitgift shopping centre.
The Croydon Partnership is inviting residents and employees from the borough, community groups and local businesses to attend the exhibition, which will take place at the Whitgift Shopping Centre, from the 12th to 15th May:
Whitgift shopping centre, Croydon
(Ground Floor, next door to the W H Smith entrance, on the right hand side as you enter the main Whitgift entrance from North End )
Thursday 12th May, 14.00 to 20.00 hrs
Friday 13th May, 11.00 to 18.00 hrs
Saturday 14th May, 11.00 to 17.00 hrs
Sunday 15th May, 11.00 to 17.00 hrs
The exhibition will be hosted by members of the Croydon Partnership’s planning and development team and will offer visitors key information and visual displays of the entire project and provide them with an overview of the newly proposed upgrades to the scheme.
Located in the heart of the Whitgift centre in Croydon’s town centre, the exhibition is taking place across a range of dates and times, including the weekend, to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend the event. The exhibition is also being publicised through a leafleting, poster, advertising and social media campaign to encourage people to come along.
The enhanced plans are in response to positive retail demand for space at the centre and include a brand new Marks & Spencer store, the addition of a third level of retail, the possibility of increasing the number of homes and improved public realm. The revised plans continue to deliver over 1.5m sq ft of retail incorporating the key masterplan and design principles from the consented scheme.
Steve Yewman from the Croydon Partnership said: “We have always been fully committed to embarking on consistent and transparent engagement with the local community throughout each phase of this project. The public consultation for our enhanced plans maintains this ethos and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the exhibition.”
Carolyn Kenney from the Croydon Partnership said: “We have continued to refine our plans and these changes allow us to deliver an improved scheme. There is strong interest in the transformation of Croydon’s retail centre and this provides the public with an opportunity to speak to the team and get fully up to speed on the plans.”
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About Croydon Partnership’s plans for Croydon
The Croydon Partnership’s over £1.4bn scheme will transform Croydon’s town centre into a 1.5m ft² state-of-the-art retail, leisure and restaurant destination, together with new public realm, creating 5,000 new jobs, new car parking and new residential units including affordable housing. This will act as the catalyst for the wider regeneration of Croydon, attracting new residents and visitors back to the town centre for the benefit of all local businesses, whilst delivering a safe destination for families.
The Croydon Partnership can be followed on Twitter at @croydonpartners. You can also visit the website www.thecroydonpartnership.com