Project summary

Project summary

Westfield and Hammerson created the Croydon Partnership to redevelop the Whitgift Centre into a new state-of-the-art retail and leisure centre in Croydon. We believe that our over £1 billion redevelopment is vital for the future of the town by transforming Croydon’s retail centre, creating 5,000 new jobs and helping unlock Croydon’s huge potential so that it can once again become the leading retail destination in South London.

In addition to key anchor stores, over 300 shops, restaurants and cafes will bring together a dynamic mix of high street fashion, independent traders, food and lifestyle brands.

The scheme also benefits from improvements to the public transport infrastructure network which includes major bus, rail and taxi interchange. Whilst, the Croydon Partnership aims to address the issue of poor connections between existing retail centres and the surrounding area to provide a cohesive and integrated town centre for the benefit of all local businesses. The development will be built to the highest sustainability and environmental standards.

Our Proposals

  • Over £1 billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre and subsequent renovation of the Centrale shopping centre.
  • 1.5 million square feet of retail and leisure space including a major department store and a range of shops designed to attract a variety of occupiers including small to medium retailers.
  • Over 5,000 new local jobs
  • New leisure facilities with a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley and restaurants
  • New public realm improvements and solutions to the long term road access issues for Wellesley Road
  • New car parking spaces to make visiting Croydon easier and safer for residents
  • Between 400-600 new homes (with a revised application for up to 1,000 homes)