A programme of public works to improve Croydon’s streets, squares and open spaces
The centre of Croydon is changing. Our population is growing and we need to make Croydon a place where people want to live, work and socialise.
The council has successfully secured £50m of funding, including £23m from the London Mayor's Regeneration Fund, to upgrade the town centre and create the ideal conditions for investment. This will lead to a more prosperous, thriving Croydon.
Work has now begun on improving your public spaces and making it easier for you to get around. Clean, safe and attractive streets are the first step towards making Croydon a great choice for new shops, homes and businesses. Hammerson and Westfield, the Croydon Partnership, are leading the way with their plans to redevelop the Whitgift Centre into an ultra-modern retail and leisure complex.
Significant improvements to East Croydon railway station and the West Croydon interchange between trains, buses and trams are already underway. We're making the most of our excellent transport links and creating a warm welcome for visitors.
We're modernising your high streets, supporting the smaller businesses that make them tick and upgrading the pavements, shopfronts and buildings. You'll notice these improvements in South End, Old Town and London Road.
We're working hard to attract investment and jobs to our dynamic new business hub in the New Town area and supporting development by making our planning process as quick and straightforward as possible.
The first phase of the transformation will be complete by March 2015.
The Connected Croydon blog provides updates on how we are working with the local community and businesses to transform Croydon through our public space.