Artists are to create a mural to brighten up a town centre subway.

Undercroydon, the group of artists who painted the Stepping Out mural at the entrance of the Whitgift Centre in Croydon earlier this year, are now turning their attentions to the underground passageway which links the Nestle Building with the bus stops near Fairfield Halls.

Co-directors of the project Jeanne-Marie Eayrs and Susan Beresford, said: “Our design concept is inspired by the existing grid of the tiling with the need to make it feel as much a part of the architecture as possible.

“With the participation of the local community we aim to create a mural that is fun, colourful and uplifting. It is Undercroydon’s belief that murals bring people together: building communities, not walls.”

The project is going ahead thanks to a link-up between Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), UnderCroydon and Family Learning Week.

Newly appointed interim chief executive of Croydon BID, Maria Chapman-Beer, described the subway as the worst in Croydon.