A competition has been launched to help revitalise Croydon town centre's subways.

‘Reimagine Croydon’s Subways’ is open for submissions until January 10 next year and proposals can be for any or all of the six subways located around Croydon town centre.

Shortlisted ideas will be made available for the public to comment on from January 31 until February 16. The public’s comments, and the feasibility of each design will then be assessed by a judging panel who will make a final decision, with the winners announced on February 27.

The six subways are located at:

  • Croydon Minster
  • Old Town roundabout
  • Park Lane gyratory
  • Addiscombe Road
  • Lansdowne Road
  • Segas House

The competition is open to individuals, community groups, schools, students, designers and architects. The submissions will be split into three categories – professional, non-professional and under-18s – with winners and runners up to be announced in each.

Croydon Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet lead for planning and regeneration, said: "This competition provides a fantastic opportunity to to transform these unattractive underpasses from a time gone by into dynamic, quirky public places that people want to use.

“This is a great opportunity for Croydon’s creative minds to let their imaginations run wild and help us re-purpose these unloved tunnels. I look forward to seeing a wide range of interesting ideas and concepts.”

When submitting ideas, people are being asked whether the proposals would be for a specific subway or all of them, whether it would be temporary or permanent and to consider any cost of maintaining the space.

To find out how to enter the competition, click here.