The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), will revolutionise our understanding of the extragalactic variable sky by discovering millions of transient detections per night. The key to fully exploiting this exciting science will be rapid spectroscopic classification of transients, combined with a systematic and unbiased follow-up strategy. The Time-Domain Extragalactic Survey (TiDES) has secured a quarter million fibre hours on 4MOST (4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope) to follow up LSST transients and their host galaxies (see Swann et al. 2019). We will present an overview of the science aims and goals of TiDES as well as details of our simulations predicting the success of our rapid spectroscopic follow-up programme, which will generate the largest ever sample of spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia and their host galaxy spectra. We will also detail the infrastructure requirements for TiDES and how best to progress with the development of these as we move into LSST Phase B.