In 2018, the Croydon Partnership, a 50:50 joint venture with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, secured revised outline planning consent for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre. It also served notice on the local council to exercise compulsory purchase order powers to assemble the areas of the site not currently owned by the partnership.
The retail and leisure-led scheme will establish Croydon as a major lifestyle destination for south London and include up to 1,000 new homes. The development will also involve the refurbishment of the existing Centrale centre and is part of the wider large-scale regeneration already underway in the town.
The partnership is currently reviewing the scheme to ensure it responds to changing retailer requirements and is appropriate for the future.