The project to transform Croydon town centre continues as the government has agreed to fund the project.

Croydon town centre is set to receive £18.5million of government funding after a successful bid by Croydon Council to the Levelling Up Fund. 

The council applied to the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for the Reconnecting Croydon scheme.

This will see six infrastructure and public realm projects funded to reconnect and revitalise Croydon’s streets.

The vision for the project is to "Reconnect, Refresh, Revitalise and Regenerate" the town centre, as part of Executive Mayor Jason Perry’s priority for the wider regeneration of Croydon.

The aim of the project is that it will make it easier for people to get around the town centre, as well as creating safer routes for residents and visitors.

The areas that will be improved include the South End restaurant area, East Croydon station, West Croydon station, Old Town, and Croydon Minster.

The focus of the projects is to create a new civic square that connects The Queen's Gardens and Surrey Street Market at the Fairfield Cultural Complex.

Executive Mayor Jason Perry said: “I’m delighted we have been successful in the Levelling Up Fund, round three.

“Our impressive bid submitted at round two has been assessed as high quality and ready to deliver.

“This will be a huge boost for Croydon Town Centre and will form part of my determination to restore pride in our community, reconnect and regenerate Croydon.”