Croydon

Croydon is London’s second largest borough at the heart of an urban renaissance. It has aspirations and capacity for major residential and commercial growth as south London’s strategic hub.

Why Croydon?

Undergoing massive change, Croydon is London’s biggest growth centre with five ‘Planning Framework Masterplans’ now knitted together into a single dynamic vision, making Croydon a genuine market opportunity for international businesses.

Connectivity

Croydon is the hub of south-east England. Just 8.5 miles from the M25 motorway, and within 20 minutes of many central London railway stations. Gatwick airport is just 15 minutes by train, putting you within easy reach of over 200 destinations worldwide.

  • Adjacent to East Croydon station, Ruskin Square boasts exceptional connectivity to central London, international airports and the south coast.
  • The tramlink provides an important east/ west link with services from Beckenham to Wimbledon. There is a dedicated tram stop outside Ruskin Square and there are proposals to re-route the tramlink to connect East Croydon Station Entrance with Westfield.
  • West Croydon has recently been the terminus for the extension of the East London line (overground), linking Croydon directly to Highbury and Islington, Hoxton, Shoreditch, and Canada Water.
  • Rail: 23.3 million passengers
    pass through East Croydon station barriers every year.
  • Tram: 22 million passengers
    use the service annually.
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Location

Croydon, strategically located 15 miles south of London and only 4 miles from the M25, has a large labour pool to satisfy corporates wishing to locate there. As a result, the town has attracted a large number of leading multi-national companies in the finance, insurance and engineering sectors. In total, more than 9,000 businesses have chosen Croydon as their home.

Croydon Opportunity Area

The Croydon Opportunity Area planning framework (OAPF) provides guidance for the planning, design and regeneration of Croydon’s metropolitan centre over the next 20 years.

The main objectives of the OAPF are to:

  • Support the development of 10,760 homes;
  • Plan the delivery of the social infrastructure necessary to accommodate 17,000 new residents;
  • Promote the redevelopment and renewal of the retail core;
  • Plan for the revival of prominent high streets;
  • Encourage the location of new office / commercial space around New Town and East Croydon;
  • Plan for, and enable, the delivery of new and improved streets and amenity spaces;
  • Promote high quality architecture and built form;
  • Ensure enhanced transport and parking capacity.

Croydon.Digital

A London Tech Hub

Croydon.Digital is an initiative to increase the attractiveness of Croydon to tech and digital companies. Croydon.Digital is not just attracting companies, but workspaces, incubators and accelerators, too:

Sussex Innovation Centre at One Croydon is funded by Sussex University. This is a burgeoning hub for exciting new businesses, start-ups and scale ups.

TMRW & Byte Café provides Croydon with a thriving home for tech SMEs.

Croydon’s ambition is to become a world-class digital city and leading destination for growth, individual opportunity and innovation.

CROYDON IS ONE OF LONDON’S FASTEST GROWING TECH SECTORS

THE LARGEST SUBSECTOR IS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND CONSULTANCY

TECH BUSINESSES

2,045

BUSINESSES

1,630

TECH EMPLOYEES

7,725

EMPLOYEES

4,500

Croydon Stories

TMRW Tech Hub

TMRW / BYTE CAFÉ

TMRW & Byte Café provides Croydon with a thriving home for tech SMEs. TMRW is more than just a collection of desks, designer offices, and an award-winning café. It houses tech, creative and digital business of all sizes; from startups and SME's to freelancers and remote workers.

Byte is an award-winning cafe which has firmly made its mark on Croydon's emerging independent coffee quarter. Byte was voted the ‘Best Cafe to Work From in Croydon’ and ‘Best Independent Cafe’ outright. What's more, East Croydon Cool, the barometer of everything hip and happening in the locale firmly agrees, listing Byte among their 50 Reasons why Croydon is Cool.

Office Enquiries:

Savills
Jon Gardiner / Olivia Jones
T 020 7409 8779
savills.co.uk

JLL
Stuart Austin / Ollie McLeod
T 020 7493 4933
jll.co.uk/property

Residential Enquiries:

Places for People
Sales Team
E sales@vita-ruskinsquare.co.uk
vita-ruskinsquare.co.uk

Retail Enquiries:

Bruce Gillingham Pollard
Tracey Pollard / Thea Rowe
T 020 3551 5617
brucegillinghampollard.com

CF Commercial
Craig Fisher / Harriet Gidney
T 020 3216 3911
cfcommercial.co.uk