Khan approves £1.4bn Croydon scheme

Green light for Croydon Partnership’s plans to overhaul the Whitgift Centre

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved Hammerson and Westfield’s plans to regenerate Croydon town centre by redeveloping the Whitgift shopping centre with over 1.5 m sq ft of retail and leisure floorspace while adding nearly 1,000 new homes.

The developers are currently guiding a start on site in early 2019 and completion in 2022 although the scheme has seen repeated delays and it remains to be seen if Westfield’s takeover by Unibail-Rodamco leads to a further rethink of the plans.

Sadiq Khan, said: “This development will play a key role in unlocking the borough’s potential and is set to deliver huge economic benefits to residents and businesses in the borough. As well as the creation of 7,000 jobs and the delivery of almost 1,000 new homes, it will also attract many visitors to its brand-new leisure facilities and public spaces. I’m confident the benefits of this scheme will be felt for generations to come.”

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