Project Timetable and Milestones

Project Timetable and Milestones

  • January 2013

    Westfield and Hammerson announce the formation of the Croydon Partnership

  • November 2013

    Croydon Council unanimously resolves to grant outline planning permission at a Strategic Planning Meeting

  • February 2014

    Croydon Council grants outline planning permission

  • April 2014

    Croydon Council resolves to make Compulsory Purchase Order (“CPO”) to assist with the land assembly for the development

  • November 2014

    Judicial Review of planning application dismissed

  • Feb – Mar 2015

    Croydon Council holds CPO Inquiry

  • September 2015

    Secretary of State confirms CPO

  • 2015

    Continued progression of land assembly

  • February 2016

    Acquisition of Green Park House

  • April 2016

    First draft of enhanced plans for Whitgift redevelopment presented to Croydon Council’s planning committee

  • May 2016

    Four day public consultation and presentation of revised plans held in the Whitgift Centre

  • September 2016

    Outline planning application for enhanced plans submitted to Croydon Council

  • March 2017

    Revised and updated planning documents, including the Design Guidelines, submitted to Croydon Council

  • 2017

    Progression of designs and discussions with anchor retailers

  • 2017

    Liaison with stakeholders, including Croydon Council, GLA and TfL to co-ordinate the Whitgift redevelopment with Croydon’s 5-year town centre infrastructure improvement programme

  • November 2017

    Croydon Council resolves to grant outline planning permission for the enhanced redevelopment plans. GLA stage 2 and planning permission granted end 2017

  • 8th January 2018

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan approves £1.4bn scheme to regenerate Croydon Town Centre

  • 31 May 2018

    Croydon Partnership secure John Lewis and Waitrose for Croydon Town Centre Development

  • 11 June 2018

    Croydon Cabinet meeting to approve use of CPO powers and implement the CPO General Vesting process

  • Q3/Q4 2018

    Progressing detailed design and reserved matters planning applications Land assembly preparation ahead of Centrale relocation works and a start on site

  • September 2018

    Completion of CPO Land Assembly process

  • Late 2018

    Preparatory works ahead of full construction start on site

  • December 2018

    Whitgift Centre trades through Christmas period

  • 2019

    Earliest construction start on site