United Kingdom-Croydon: Architectural and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.croydon.gov.uk
Section II: Object
761/2018 Architect/Landscape: Architect for Design of Fair Field
“Fair Field” is the public space, heart of the Fair Field Masterplan area. It sits between Croydon College and the Fair field 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.
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 – central public space in the Fair Field Masterplan area. The site is also referred to as “College Green” and “Fair Field Gardens”.
The Contractor is required to:
— create a multi-functional open space (combination of hard and soft landscape) between Fair field halls and Croydon College capable of accommodating events, performances and activities, as well as allowing for relaxation (see Volume 3 – Design Brief for the full scope),
— 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) and public art (multi-disciplinary),
— 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,
— Contractors shall ensure that the requirements from this Specification document (Volume 4) are read in conjunction with the Volume 3 Design Brief and form part of the Contract.
Refer to Volume 2 SSQ.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Tenderers should refer to Volume 6 “Croydon Council Terms and Conditions of Contract”.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information