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 can be found at the upcoming public exhibition and will available online soon.
Artist’s vision of the new Fair Field public space
Public engagement open
We are running a series of free public engagement activities to help us develop a fantastic design for the Fair Field public space. All activities and events listed below are free of charge and open to everyone. Booking is essential for workshops, using the links provided in each event description.
Public exhibition at Fairfield Halls
Come check out the design proposals inside Fairfield Halls from 13 February until 8 March; open from 10am to 6pm everyday. Viewing is extended until 11pm if a performance is taking place in the venue.
There will also be members of the project team in attendance at the exhibition to answer your questions on 27 February, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and 7 March from midday to 4pm.
2 walking workshops will be led by artists, authors and experts on Croydon. They are free and open to all, however booking via Eventbrite is essential. Each walk will visit notable buildings and places in Croydon’s town centre, and end at the public exhibition at Fairfield Halls. The workshops are:
- Polaroids of Croydon: a walking workshop series with author John Grindrod on 20 February. Book now!
- Ghosts of Croydon: a walking and drawing workshop series with artists from TURF Projects on 20 February and 29 February. All materials will be provided. Book now!
Cut Out Croydon – design workshop
Learn more about the Fair Field and cultural quarter
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 email@example.com, with “the Fair Field public consultation” as the email subject.