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Manor Royal Developers join Crawley Borough Council’s Partner Charter

Manor Royal developers – Mildren Construction have shown their commitment to Crawley by signing the council’s Developer and Partner Charter. Joining an ever growing list of developers working in Crawley, Mildren Construction is developing an empty retail site on behalf of Travis Perkins, which is set to be turned into a brand new Wickes store.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 16:45

New funding pot for small businesses set to be launched

Crawley Borough Council is set to launch its Small Business Grants Scheme on Small Business Saturday (3 December).

The council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the scheme at its meeting on Wednesday 30 November.

The council has been allocated £83,333 from a county-wide pot to fund micro and small businesses. Officers are recommending that this funding pays for:

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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 17:00

Queens Square update – 08 November 2016

Welcome to the Queens Square update which aims to answer all your questions during the construction period. We will post new updates every two to four weeks; sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

Work is in full-swing after construction partners, Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, starting on site on Monday 12 September.

You may have noticed diggers at work in recent weeks which are excavating in order to build the plant room for the water feature.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 18:15

Partial path closure

Part of the southern walkway running alongside the pavilion in Queens Square, in front of Costa, Ted’s Barbers and TSB, will be closed from Monday 14 November for 9 weeks. This is to allow our construction contractors to lay new paving as part of the Queens Square regeneration project. The walkway and access to TSB, Ted’s Barbers and Costa will remain open as usual.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:15

Crawley welcomes new Decathlon store to Queens Square

Crawley’s new Decathlon store certainly wasn’t short of customers on its first day – as hundreds of people swarmed in as soon as it opened. Crawley’s Mayor, Cllr Raj Sharma, and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Cllr Peter Smith, formally opened the store at 5pm on 13 October 2016 and were greeted by around 1,000 people eagerly waiting to get inside and explore the store.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:15

Queens Square update - 20 October 2016

Welcome to the first Queens Square update, which aims to answer all of your questions during the construction period. We will post updates every two to four weeks, sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:30

Queens Square work starts

Work to transform Queens Square into a high quality, distinctive, adaptable and enjoyable public space is underway.

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, is working from plans drawn up by urban designers Burns + Nice.

The transformation will help to encourage landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:15

Crawley residents optimistic about town centre future

The future of Crawley’s town centre is bright, according to a residents’ survey.

The survey, carried out by research company Populus in June, shows that 73 per cent of respondents feel very or fairly optimistic about the future of the town centre.

Crawley Borough Council and its partners are investing heavily in the town centre – and residents seem positive about these major projects.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 17:15

Landmark sculpture unveiled at Manor Royal Business District

Local employers and public officials gathered this week to mark the completion of works to transform one of Manor Royal Business District’s main entrances, including the creation of an impressive landmark sculpture commissioned by Manor Royal BID.

The improvements began earlier this year at the roundabout site, which is on London Road at the junction with Betts Way and Fleming Way near to Astral Towers. The project was led by the Manor Royal BID team, after consulting with local employers, who were given a big say on the new artwork.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 11:45

Queens Square regeneration begins on Monday

Work to transform Queens Square will begin on Monday (5 September).

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, was appointed in May and will work from plans drawn up by urban designers Burns + Nice, which were agreed last year and which will transform Queens Square into a high quality, distinctive, adaptable and enjoyable public space.

This will in turn encourage neighbouring landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration.

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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:30

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