Croydon Property Show: Now’s the time to buy in London’s growth borough
The event will highlight all that’s on offer to property hunters across Croydon, with the likes of Bellway Homes, Optivo, Leon House, Bairstow Eves, Inspired Homes, HSBC and Red Loft signed up to exhibit their range of homes and services.
The Croydon Property Show comes just as the buzz around town is reaching fever pitch. A £5.25billion regeneration programme is firmly underway and, earlier this year, Westfield & Hammerson cleared the final legal hurdles on their hotly-anticipated retail destination. Construction will begin in 2019, with John Lewis and Waitrose confirmed as anchor tenants when the £1.4bn shopping centre opens its doors in 2023 - securing Croydon’s future as the retail and leisure capital of south London.
But while the Croydon Partnership’s ambitious scheme remains the headline act, it is far from the only show in town. A £30million refurbishment of the iconic Fairfield Halls will give the town a world-class theatre and music venue, while Crystal Palace are now firmly established in the Premier League and have plans to redevelop their Selhurst Park home – providing Croydon with a sporting arena fit for the game’s biggest stars.
The town centre is a busting metropolis, full of life and colour – where old meets new. The historic Surrey Street Market, with records that date back to the 13th century is complemented by modern, urban outlets – such as the hugely-popular BoxPark next to East Croydon station.
The provisional district centres, like Coulsdon, Purley and Sanderstead offer a more surburban way of life – with the green open spaces of Surrey on the doorstep to the south and central London just a short train ride away.
Croydon’s already excellent rail links – you can get to Victoria and London Bridge in a little over 15 minutes – are set to be improved further with the Brighton Main Line upgrade, including plans to redevelop and expand East Croydon Station. Overground routes from West Croydon offer quick and easy access to Canary Wharf and the East End, while Tramlink provides fast, direct routes to Wimbledon and south London.
The borough’s education facilities – including the world-renowned Brit School, Whitgift, Trinity and Croydon High – rival any in the UK.
While prices in the borough have steadily risen over the past few years, Croydon remains very much affordable when compared to the rest of the capital. According to recent Rightmove data, the average house price in the borough is roughly £200,000 less than the London average.
The “Westfield effect” - prices in White City grew 10 per cent faster than the rest of the capital after Westfield London opened - will come to the fore over next few years, so now is the time to act.
Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to explore all the options available across the borough, visit The Croydon Property Show, at Croydon Park Hotel on Saturday, September 29. https://croydonpropertyshow.co.uk/