Decision Maker Response
Sadiq Khan’s response
Feb 1, 2018 — Dear Petitioner
Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about Matthew’s Yard.
Through the previous delivery of the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund package of works to create an attractive environment for residential and economic growth we are aware of the contribution Matthew’s Yard has made to enliven the town centre. Matthew’s Yard’s ambitious plans to secure its long-term future at 5-9 Surrey Street have been subject to an expression of interest to the Good Growth Fund, the Mayor’s new regeneration programme for London.
We understand that the application for Asset of Community Value (ACV) status for the full building has been rejected, and that Matthew’s Yard are considering their options with regards to the lower ground floor or another site. If Matthew’s Yard and Croydon Council would find it useful, officers at the Greater London Authority would be happy to discuss with them how the idea could be developed to ensure a sustainable model for the space and the activities it enables.
Public Liaison Unit
Greater London Authority