WESTFIELD AND HAMMERSON’S £1BN RETAIL REDEVELOPMENT OF CROYDON’S TOWN CENTRE APPROVED
The London Borough of Croydon has resolved to grant planning permission to the Croydon Partnership’s outline planning application for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, marking a significant step forward in Westfield and Hammerson’s plans to regenerate Croydon’s retail town centre.
The Croydon Partnership’s £1bn scheme will transform Croydon’s town centre into 1.5m ft² of state-of-the-art retail, leisure and restaurant destination, together with new public realm, new car parking and up to 600 new residential units including affordable housing.
The scheme will also provide over £30million towards local transport improvementsand employment and training benefits. The employment initiatives will be aimed atensuring Croydon’s local population, and particularly its youth, are able to benefit fromthe new job opportunities the development will provide.