The Leader of Croydon Council this week welcomed a firm commitment from Unibail-Rodamaco-Westfield to the Croydon project and the regeneration of the town centre as a flagship scheme for the company.
In a letter to councillor Tony Newman, Group Chief Executive, Christophe Cullivier, confirmed that their position remains unchanged as they review the scheme ‘to ensure it responds to changing retailer environments and is ready for the future’.
This is despite a challenging retail environment, economic uncertainty due to Brexit, and the political outlook in the UK.
“I’m pleased that Westfield have reiterated their commitment to delivering this major scheme for Croydon.
“We are already realising the huge potential of our town centre, with several major regeneration projects, from the HUB Group development on the former Taberner House site, to 101 George Street, now well under way.
“More than 700 new homes are expected to complete in the town centre this year, as well as the jewel in the crown of our cultural quarter, the Fairfield Halls, which will open as a stunning new arts centre after a multi-million pound refurbishment.
“We are delivering a rich mix of uses – retail, cultural, educational – creating a place that people will want to come for generations, so I’m glad they are developing a scheme that supports our ambitions for the future.
“I look forward to welcoming representatives from Westfield and Hammerson, the Croydon Partnership, here soon to discuss a start date for next year.”
Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council