Work is part of next phase to redevelop south London town

Croydon council is sifting through expressions of interest for the next phase of its plans to redevelop the town.

In its tender notice, the council said the work, which has a value of £150,000, would be aimed at a multi-disciplinary consultant – with civil engineering, transport planning and architecture skills – who will be asked “to review and develop the existing growth zone bid to progress it into its delivery stage”.

The so-called growth zone is a huge infrastructure development to support its central opportunity area – which covers close to 200ha in the middle of the town – and is being masterminded by the council along with Network Rail and Transport for London.

A shortlist will be drawn up by early August and bids due in by the end of that month.