Investing in Croydon's Fairfield Halls
Croydon's famous concert venue, the Fairfield Halls, is due to be redeveloped with £30 million of investment which will also involve a re-design of College Green.
Plans include an upgrade of the 1,800 seat concert hall and the demolition of the nearby multi-storey car part to create over 200 new homes. A college will also be built along with shops and offices.
Fairfield Halls was opened in November 1962, and its accoustic quality was internationally recognised. The venue comprises the concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre and The Arnhem Gallery.
Paula Murray, Creative Director, at Croydon Council, will be talking about this important cultural project at Future Cities Forum on 25th January 2018.
With over 20 years of experience in the public sector, she is responsible for the shaping of the Borough's cultural programme. Paula also led Croydon's bid to be the first London Borough of Culture in 2019.
Before joining Croydon Council, Paula was at Brighton & Hove City Council where she worked for 18 years on delivering the city's cultural and tourism offer.