Croydon Heritage & Regeneration Walk
Saturday, 18 June 2016 from 14:00 to 15:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Although known for its 1960’s office blocks, excellent shopping facilities and London’s only tram network, Croydon has a fascinating history and unprecedented plans for future redevelopment. Timed to coincide with the start of this years Croydon Heritage Festival, this walk looks at 3 aspects of Croydon’s heritage and regeneration.
The planned £1.4bn Westfield shopping centre will under pin and regenerate excellent but declining shopping facilities, and help to trigger a regeneration of the town centre.
The transport links from Croydon are amongst the best in the county with direct links to central London, the airports, the coast and countryside. We review these and some of the lesser known transport facts.
Identified as one of London’s housing development areas we review New South Quarter. This development has helped to rejuvenate parts of the River Wandle and takes some design ques from Bath’s Royal Crescent.
The walk will help to put Croydon’s redevelopment into perspective and should be of interest to anyone thinking of moving into the area. The walk last about 90 minutes ends at Wandle Park where you can return to the start by tram. The site of the Box Park near East Croydon Station is shown in the photo.