Croydon Partnership told to fund £4m improvements

The Croydon Partnership, which combines Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson, has been told to release £4m of funding for improvements in Croydon town centre.
Croydon is set to kickstart the regeneration of the town centre by working closely with developers Croydon Partnership (CLP) and other partners to bring forward the redevelopment of North End.

Croydon council is ensuring much needed improvements to North End and support for local businesses are undertaken by CLP through agreements arising from the non-redevelopment of the Whitgift centre within an agreed time frame.

The move was approved at a Croydon cabinet meeting on 25th January 2023.

I’m sure we can all agree that the town centre is more than an investment portfolio for developers, but a home and the root of our community and its economic life.

“The committee felt the decision to get back £4 million from developers that weren’t developing our town centre was quite uncontroversial. The bigger question was how residents can see more progress in the next nine years than they have seen in the last.

Cllr. Rowenna Davis, Chair of Scrutiny, Croydon Council
Driving forward the regeneration of Croydon town centre is a key priority for me. We are now working closely with the Croydon Partnership to unlock £4 million of funding for improvements in North End.
Jason Perry, Mayor of Croydon