5 – 9 Surrey Street: A landmark community hub

If we can convince the charitable trust and church that own the building in to accept our (higher) financial offer to buy the building which has so far been rejected, then we strongly believe that our plans, which, while more primitive at this stage, still demonstrate a better, more sustainable and more positive contribution to Croydon, on every metric imaginable. To help maximise our chances of success, we have decided to put the initial plans in the public domain.

These are the first iteration of our plans and have been produced completely in-house, so while not the polished finished product, we still welcome everyone’s feedback, nonetheless. Maybe by working together, we still have time to apply pressure to the charity who owns the building to accept our higher financial offer and move forward with a development which is in the best interests of everybody.

We welcome your feedback on them and truly hope all involved will see sense and give us an opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of local people and organisations to create a development in the best interests of Croydon and its people, rather than the best interests of a for-profit property developer.

Download our plans here:  5-9 Surrey Street: A landmark community hub

Excellent Venue
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Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talent
John Wilkie
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A lovely place – a hotbed of talent. A lot of exciting things happening here – great to see wonderful theatre at a reasonable price, also great for food and to hang out.
Rachael Power
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Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chain
Prabhath P
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The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yard
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I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value
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really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute Gem
Glass Moon Theatre Company
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This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one
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I absolutely love it and all the charm it exudes. The food is great, the ambience relaxing, the staff are lovely and the events it holds are amazing. I truly wish every town and village had its own Matthews Yard. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Trendy. Tasty. Good Looking.
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Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang out
Deloris Daniels
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Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich Village
Nick R
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Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venue
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The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
The Croydon Citizen
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The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled
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