Public exhibition of Westfield and Hammerson's latest plans for the Whitgift Centre
Westfield and Hammerson are holding a public exhibition to update people on their plans to completely redevelop the Whitgift Centre. As you may know, I’m a big supporter of these plans and have worked hard behind the scenes to get them to this stage. They’re the best news Croydon has had in years. Not only will they bring top brands like John Lewis to Croydon, give us sensible parking prices, make our town centre much more attractive and create thousands of retail jobs, by changing Croydon’s image they will also make it much easier to convince other employers to locate here.
As you will see if you go along, Westfield and Hammerson have made some minor improvements to the original scheme including a new Marks & Spencer store, more new homes and better parking and access. If you’re interested, the exhibition is taking place in Unit 47 of the Centre, which is on the ground floor next door to the WHSmith entrance, at the following times:
• today (Thursday 12th May) from 2-8pm;
• tomorrow (Friday 13th May) from 11am-6pm;
• Saturday 14th May from 11am-5pm; and
• Sunday 15th May also from 11am-5pm.
PS In case you’re wondering, the visual is an artist’s impression of the future view from North End looking east along Poplar Walk with St Michael’s on the left and the new Marks & Spencer store on the right. The tower on the left is Saffron Square and the tower on the right is new housing that would be provided as part of this scheme.