Update for Sanderstead residents about Fairfield Halls
Residents may be interested to see my 13th July council question about Fairfield Halls and the response which I have received from Cllr Oliver Lewis, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Sport at Croydon Council, on 7th September. I’m sure we will all be pleased when hibernation is over.
"CQ017-20 from Councillor Hale
Councillor Oliver Lewis
“After spending £43m refurbishing it, residents are keen to enjoy Fairfield Halls as soon as it is safe to do so.
The Govt has announced that from July 11 we can all enjoy performances outdoors with social distancing – please can you advise when Fairfield Halls will be offering outdoor and/or streaming entertainment?
Please also advise whether BH Live will be the ongoing operator of Fairfield Halls and can you confirm the date when they signed the lease and management contract.”
We are working on a wider culture and meanwhile programme as part of the hibernation phase of the building, this programme will be made available shortly. Resident partners are returning to the building under social distancing measures for rehearsals and future planning operations. We will provide regular updates via the Culture network channels and keep partners informed on the meanwhile strategy as it develops.
Please see below an information link regarding hosting community and creative events:
Croydon Council continues to work in partnership with BH Live as the operator of Fairfield Halls.
The Contract and agreement to lease was signed on 22 July 2019. Following this an Early Works Licence was granted commencing 9 September 2019, this enabled BH Live to carry out operator fit-out works as part of venue mobilisation and to carry out operation in the phased handover to include events, food and beverage operation and associated venue related activities. The contract went live on full practical completion of the building – this means that the contract and lease was effective from 1 February 2020. BH Live are in the process are returning a signed and statutory declared lease."