The Fair Field is an ambitious multi-million pound scheme to build a world-class public space in the heart of Croydon’s emerging cultural quarter. It will provide a stunning setting for the newly-refurbished Fairfield Halls, improve links with the rest of the town centre and create a destination space for communities and visitors alike.
Also known as College Green or Fairfield Gardens, the public space is only moments away from East Croydon station and the civic heart of Croydon around the Town Hall and Queens Gardens. It is part of an important network of existing and future public spaces in the town centre being delivered through private and council-led projects.
The project, scheduled for completion in 2022, sits alongside plans to transform the wider area into a cultural quarter with a new residential community. The council’s private development company, Brick by Brick, is leading on some of the area’s residential components.
The proposal for the Fair Field public space builds on the heritage of the area. It responds to the council’s brief which called for an innovative design that integrates water, public art, and lighting. Further information about the design proposals will available online soon.
Artist’s vision of the new Fair Field public space
Public engagement now closed
Throughout February we ran a series of free public engagement activities to help us develop a fantastic design for the Fair Field public space including an exhibition at Fairfield Halls, three ‘walking workshops’ led by artists, authors and experts on Croydon, and two design workshops with the project team.
Proposals will be finalised as the feedback from public consultations is analysed in the coming months. Stay up-to-date about the project on this webpage, and by following Croydon Council on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Learn more about the Fair Field and cultural quarter
Get involved in designing Croydon’s new world-class public space – Croydon Council, 2020
World-class public space next phase for Fair Field, Croydon council, 2019
Croydon Fair Field public square contest winner revealed, Architect’s Journal, 2019
Please either fill the questionnaire and drop it in person at the exhibition located in the Fairfield Halls, or email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “the Fair Field public consultation” as the email subject.