THE TAXMAN COMETH………..
Croydon council have welcomed the news that hundreds of new employees will be based in the new regional office of HM Revenue and Customs at One Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon.
An announcement confirming the move was made this week and is yet another sign of confidence in the town. It follows on the heels of The Body Shop and Superdrugalso taking over new and refurbished offices in the area.
The deal means that some 2,500 HMRC employees will occupy the whole 184,000 sq ft building at One Ruskin Square once construction is complete.
Croydon’s cabinet member for economy and jobs Cllr Mark Watson said: “Croydon’s skyline is changing almost daily, and each new office block or apartment building will bring with it the jobs and homes that will breathe new life into the heart of the town.
“This is coupled with the enormous transformation that the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre will bring with it – and the new cultural opportunities that will come from the council’s £30m regeneration of the Fairfield Halls.”
The agreement by HMRC to lease the brand new office space includes an option to take double that again in other parts of the £500m development should further expansion plans require it. (Source: Croydon council press release)