Queens Square

Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the Coast to Capital Local Economic Partnership invested £3.2m into revitalising the area, with work completed in October 2017.

The award winning scheme has redefined Queens Square as the heart of the town centre, creating a high quality, inviting, distinctive and enjoyable public space encouraging more people to visit, stay and make use of the area.
The work involved:

  • Removal of the sunken area
  • Relocation of the bandstand and Martlets Tree public art installation
  • Replacement, high quality paving in the main square and alleyways on either side of the Pavilion
  • New planting and soft landscaping scheme
  • New seating; formal and informal
  • New and improved lighting; column and decorative
  • Installation of new street furniture
  • Creation of a central focal point comprising a dry plaza and decorative water feature


Burns + Nice carried out two consultations with local people on the future of Queens Square. The first asked what people would like to see in Queens Square. The second invited feedback on the design concepts.

Queens Square consultation stage 1 report

Queens Square consultation stage 2 report