761/2018 Architect / Landscape Architect for design of Fair Field

761/2018 Architect / Landscape Architect for design of Fair Field

  • Contract term: Approximately 36 months
  • Anticipated contract commencement date: 1 September 2019
  • Deadline for Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) submissions: 12 noon, Thursday 7 March 2019
  • See this opportunity HERE – login and register interest via London Tenders Portal

The requirement:

Croydon Council is seeking consultancy services of a world class professional design team in relation to the public realm transformation of Fair Field (also referred to as College Green and Fair Field Gardens).

‘Fair Field ‘ is the public space, it is the heart of the Fair Field Masterplan area. It sits between Croydon College and the Fairfield Halls and is only moments away from East Croydon Station, the civic heart of Croydon around the Town Hall and Queens Gardens, Croydon’s Old Town and the West Croydon retail centre. It is part of an important sequence of existing and future public spaces that form an east-west arc from East Croydon to Old Town via Queens Gardens, Mid Croydon, Surrey Street and Exchange Square.

The Council is seeking a consultancy service to

  • Create a multi-functional open space (combination of hard and soft landscape) between Fairfield halls and Croydon College capable of accommodating events, performances and activities, as well as allowing for relaxation.
  • Provide a hard central gathering space.
  • Provide informal amenity space for adjacent residential development and the wider Croydon residential population including informal play.
  • Create a space that will enthuse and excite, integrating water feature(s),public art (multi-disciplinary), and other technologies
  • Include the infrastructure required to enable a wide range of future events and activities (power, water, lighting etc.).
  • Provide a high quality pedestrian route linking the new Fair Field and associated public realm and East Croydon Station via College Road and George Street.
  • Connect to a new level pedestrian route to College Road and East Croydon station and beyond being delivered in the north west corner of the masterplan area by summer 2019.
  • Integrate successfully with surrounding and nearby public space projects; in particular the redevelopment of Queens Gardens, improvements to Park Lane and the Park Lane gyratory and the development of a new Town Hall Square on Katherine Street.
  • Without being bound by it, explore possibilities of integrating elements from the interim improvements including re-using the new slab level and associated utilities where appropriate.
  • Integrate key cycle route from College Road to Barclay road
  • Celebrate the history of this important site including links to the post war sister city of Arnhem, Netherlands


This tender process is being carried out under the restricted process. The deadline for SSQ submissions from interested bidders is noon on Thursday 7 March 2019. From there a maximum of six bidders will be shortlisted to the next stage, Invitation to Submit a Solution.

The Council requires the successful Service Providers to comply with the London Living Wage.

All potential suppliers are advised to read the supporting documents listed on the London Tenders portal, prior to responding to the invitation to tender.

See this opportunity on London Tenders Portal to register interest HERE

How to register your interest:

If you wish to register an interest in this contract, please follow the steps below:

  • Register your company on the London Tenders Portal free of charge
  • Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password
  • Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and register your interest in the relevant contract: 761/2018 – Architect/Landscape Architect for design of Fair Field
  • Shortly after you have registered your interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the tender documentation.


  • The deadline for returning your Standard Selection Questionnaire is: 12:00:00 noon on Thursday 7 March 2019.
  • The completed SSQ may be submitted any time before the closing deadline.
  • Late applications will not be accepted

Additional information:

* We reserve the right to make this contract available to partners and other public sector and/or voluntary organisations.

* In keeping with Croydon’s commitment to sustainability, please DO NOT include any publicity material with your submissions.

* Croydon Council aims to provide equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled groups. In addition the council actively seeks to use small to medium enterprises (SME) as part of its sustainability policy.

* Please include the contract number of this process when communicating with the Council.

* Please direct any communication about this procurement via the www.londontenders.org portal.

* The Council reserves the right to hold clarification interviews/site visits with leading bidders.

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