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Council has contingency plan for ‘blighted’ Westfield scheme

The saga continues 😞

Inside Croydon

The council is readying itself for a ‘hard Crexit’ over a £1.4bn town centre redevelopment, according to industry watchers. By WALTER CRONXITE

Artist’s impression of the Westfield supermall for Croydon

There could be a further delay of two more years, to 2025, before the new Westfield shopping mall in central Croydon opens, according to the analysis offered by a widely read property journalist last week.

The council has even had to draw up contingency plans in case the whole deal collapses – what Peter Bill, writing in Property Week, describes as “a hard Crexit”.

Bill bases his judgement on what he calls “this blighted project” on a brief encounter with Croydon Council chief executive Jo Negrini a couple of months ago, when he says he asked her about the Town Hall plans in case the wheels do fall off the Croydon Partnership of Hammerson and Westfield and their £1.4billion…

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