Westfield Hammerson shopping centre to go ahead

Croydon Council has given the go-ahead to the giant Westfield-Hammerson development that will change the face of the town centre.  The new shopping centre will bring thousands of new jobs and homes and turn Croydon into South London’s major shopping and leisure hub.

When the Conservatives ran our council, Croydon went into long-term decline with the once-booming town centre losing major retailers like Allders and employers like Nestle.  But with Labour back in charge, the town now enjoys the fastest growing economy in the country creating huge opportunities for local people.

Steve Reed MP said:

“I am thrilled the Westfield Hammerson shopping centre now has the green light to go ahead.  This multi-million pound scheme will transform the town centre and make Croydon one of the most exciting destinations anywhere in London and South-East England for shopping or enjoying a night out.  This is the best news Croydon’s had in a generation and I’ve been proud to work alongside our Labour Council and business partners to make it happen.

“Work must begin as soon as possible, and we must make sure every part of the borough benefits from the jobs and investment this will bring.”