Croydon Council’s cabinet is meeting and “Delivering Westfield” is on the agenda.
Following the announcement John Lewis and Waitrose will be a part of Croydon’s Westfield shopping centre, attention is now focused on when work will start.
Croydon Council’s cabinet is meeting at the Town Hall and an item on the agenda is “Delivering Westfield” – to outline how the major development will become a reality.
After being given the green light by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and unanimously approved by Croydon Council’s planning committee, construction on the Westfield and Hammerson development is due to start next year.
After a series of delays, the latest date that had been given for work to begin was a relatively vague “some time in 2019”.
But the council report entitled Delivering Westfield, released on June 4, reveals a precise start date of September 2019.
Also revealed is the expected date of the grand opening – which has been forecast for the spring of 2023.
And the date for people to begin moving into the new homes which would be built as part of the development has been set for 2024.
It is estimated that between 6,270 and 7,048 full-time-equivalent jobs will be created throughout the whole Westfield development, while a minimum of 626 flats will be built, though that figure could rise as high as 967 in up to five tower blocks – 20 per cent of which will be available at rents below market rates.
We will bring you updates from the council meeting in our blog below: