London Borough of Croydon


Plans for the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and redevelopment of College Green have received a New London Architecture (NLA) Award. The refurbishment of the entire Fairfield Halls site will include an upgrade of the box office, the 1,800-seat concert hall, Ashcroft Theatre and Arnhem Gallery. Technical improvements will open the way for more contemporary productions to be staged and fresh experiences for audiences.

The venue will also gain new bar areas and dining spaces. The exterior of the building will be refurbished and the relationship to the surrounding public areas improved.  The public areas will be newly landscaped, with spaces for public art, cafés and shops and a section of the underground car park will be transformed into a contemporary art gallery. 

This project provides a fantastic opportunity to build on the cultural legacy of Fairfield Halls, celebrating the strong original architecture, and developing high quality designs.

Find out the latest news and updates at the Fairfield Halls website.

Project team

Masterplanning/Architect:  Rick Mather Architects
Structural Engineer:  Mott MacDonald
M&E/Sustainability:  Mott MacDonald
Planning Consultant:  Turley    
Landscape:  Gross. Max
Project Manager/Cost:  Mott MacDonald / Gerald Eve
Access Consultant:  David Bonnett Associates
Arts/Performance Consultants:  Anne Minors
Client:  Croydon Council 

Planning application

A planning application, led by Mott MacDonald, Rick Mather Architects and Turley was submitted in February 2016. The application will be considered by the council’s planning committee in January 2017. 

View a copy of the submitted application and related document on our planning register.