Town Centre Regeneration

Crawley Borough Council and partners are embarking on a programme to sustainably regenerate the town centre – breathing new life into key locations in order to release the area’s full potential as a prime retail, leisure, business and residential location.

£3.2m of improvement work to Queens Square, the heart of the town centre, is now complete and a planning application to extend the improvements into the adjoining Queensway and The Pavement will be submitted in early 2018.

A successful £14.6m bid to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, match funded by Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council with significant private sector contributions including Metrobus and The Arora Group, will see major regeneration to public spaces and infrastructure across the town centre. The work also serves to unlock multi-million-pound investment across the town centre.

The heart of this programme is our work with stakeholders, ensuring everyone sees the benefit of a regenerated Crawley town centre.

Updated Town Centre Regeneration Programme - open for comments

The Town Centre Regeneration Programme outlines ambitious plans to regenerate the area which has was rated the 23rd hottest retail opportunity in 2016 and third best premium retail opportunity in the UK by researchers, CACI.

Following good progress since the programme was initially launched in Spring 2016, we have updated it to include all projects which are completed, underway or in the pipeline. It also outlines the multi-million pound Crawley Growth Programme announced in autumn 2017.

With the ambition of becoming a dynamic business growth hub with a bold and vibrant community heart for Crawley and the Gatwick Diamond, the plans aim to drive a diverse retail and leisure offer, excellent public realm, high quality town centre living and a thriving evening economy.

If you want to contact a member of the Economic Development and Regeneration Team email towncentre@crawley.gov.uk

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