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"Lawrence Hutchings, Hammerson’s managing director of UK retail, said:
"Our number one priority is Croydon. ... Croydon has been hamstrung by infighting for fifteen years. We want to work with the Whitgift Centre to create a shopping district to suit the character of Croydon.
"Our plan would keep a lot more [than Westfield’s proposal], but be unrecognisable to the existing Whitgift Centre."
Redevelopment rivals Westfield, backed by the Whitgfit Foundation, have stated they will spend £1bn on the site.
Plus: Croydon Guardian: "Allders jobs could be saved by Croydon shopping centre"