Station Gateway

Station Gateway

Outline plans to demolish Overline House and transform Crawley Railway Station and the surrounding area have been granted by Crawley Borough Council.

The council’s Planning Committee approved The Arora Group’s outline application on July 4 2016 which is set to see the area, known as Station Gateway, completely transformed in a residential led regeneration scheme.

Comprising 308 high quality studios and apartments, the scheme will also deliver a new, integrated train station with attractive station plaza and full disabled access to both platforms, retail/coffee shop, business space and multi-deck car park. 

Plans also include highway improvements to Station Way westbound, remodelling of the Station Way / Friary Way junction and a much softer, greener landscape lining the carriageway.

Following close work with The Arora Group to assist in bringing the plans forward, Crawley Borough Council will continue discussions with stakeholders, including Metrobus and West Sussex County Council, to try to fulfil their ambition to extend the scheme through public space improvements to Friary Way and a new bus station.

Modernising Station Gateway to make it compatible with 21st century use, including living and working, is highlighted in the Town Centre Regeneration Programme. The site is also specified in Crawley’s Local Plan and allocated for residential / mixed use development.

Councillor Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “As a gateway into Crawley, this really is a fundamental part of the town which will make a huge difference to the thousands of people who live, work and visit every day. I’m very grateful to both The Arora Group and Council officers who have worked tirelessly to support each other in bringing forward a scheme that is not only good for the town but good for the people too. This is an excellent example of how successful projects can be when the public and private sectors work together. 

Proposal Details

To see the full concept proposal plans, including the residential development, visit

Public consultation on the proposals took place in early 2016.