Landscape architects are being sought by Croydon Council to help shape a key public space in the town centre

Next month Croydon Council will launch a competitive tender process to appoint a team to design Croydon's Fair Field, a new public space on the site formerly known as Fairfield Gardens or College Green.

Image: Rick Mather Architects
Image: Rick Mather Architects

Located in the heart of the town’s new cultural quarter, the council says this new public space will be hugely important for the town centre, as a cultural, civic and community hub and the setting for the Fairfield Halls, due to re-open next year after major refurbishment.

The public realm will complement Croydon’s new world-class performance arts centre, as well as the new housing and retail development by Brick by Brick, the development company set up by Croydon Council.

The council anticipates Fair Field will incorporate the use of water, lighting and other technologies, providing a platform for cultural and community activity linked to the Fairfield Halls.

Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet lead for planning and regeneration, said: "We’re looking for a design team who are as ambitious as us as a council and a borough to design an inspiring, sustainable and resilient public space at Fair Field.

"This will be a monumental scheme for future generations to enjoy and we’re really looking forward to seeing submissions from those who are just as passionate and ambitious about our borough as we are."

Expressions of interest can be made here.

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