Today marks the 8th anniversary of our opening in Croydon.
things that we can all do to support local Croydon businesses who may be struggling with the financial pressures the Corona lockdown presents.
As you may have heard, we are closing our doors for good at our current location on 22nd Feb 2020. We and all other tenants in the building were given 6 months notice to leave at the start of September. We considered putting up a final stand and taking it to the high court, but […]
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post or an article in the Croydon Citizen outlining the situation with Matthews Yard. While we have released snippets of information here and there, there hasn’t been an in-depth update for our shareholders, creditors, members and supporters to tie it all together.
In May 2017 we discovered through a facebook post that property developers had put in an offer to buy the building at 5 – 9 Surrey street to demolish the building and bring forward a development of luxury apartments with a significantly reduced commercial, community and cultural offering. When we originally found out, Saif wrote […]
In April 2017 Matthews Yard celebrated 5 years in business. It was our lowest key birthday yet with celebrations centering on a blog post and some social media activity. The last 5 years have been challenging and rewarding in equal measure but in recent months we have seen some of the most turbulent times yet.
After the unfortunate departure of Hoodoo’s we have taken the opportunity to review our operating model and implement some important changes to improve the Matthews Yard experience for everyone. At the end of last year our shareholders approved our takeover of The Exchange Workspace, next door to Matthews Yard. The combined premises will give us […]
Five years of Matthews Yard. Happy Birthday to us! Today we celebrate 5 years since we opened to the public in Croydon on 21 April 2012. It’s been a hell of a journey. Loaded with challenges and peppered with unexpected dramas along the way. Our original vision as a hub for technology businesses has evolved […]
In late November 2014 I got an email from someone interested in taking over the Kitchen at Matthews Yard for a couple of evenings a week. It wasn’t something we had considered before. On the 26th November I met Adam Jackowski, Tom Yip and Daniel Esteban for the first time. Three twenty-somethings, with no […]
Croydon Creative Month is a new idea we came up with at Matthews Yard a few days ago to help showcase and celebrate what Croydon has to offer businesses and individuals working in the creative industries. It started out as an intention to host 3 or 4 events to help fill a seasonally quiet time […]