Crawley celebrates its 70th birthday in style

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As the ‘old new-town’ celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Crawley Development Corporation, a series of new developments are coalescing to reinvigorate the centre of Crawley. Stiles Harold Williams – also celebrating 30 years in their Sterling House Crawley HQ – are involved with a significant proportion of these projects.

Major redevelopments in or near the town centre include:

Residential:

The repurposing of many offices into residential, such as Ashburn House and Central House and others on the Boulevard reflects a strong local demand for flats and houses

91 new flats given planning consent on the Central Sussex College car park on Northgate Avenue

Stoner House recently sold at auction with proposals for residential development

Industrial:

Goya Development new speculative Gatwick 55 scheme (55,000 sq ft) was fully pre-let well in advance of its imminent March 2017 completion

Industrial rents are up to a new recent record of £11 psf amid strong demand and an ever tightening market

Retail:

Queens Square – the historic central courtyard of the town centre is currently being fully refurbished (cgi above)

Sports retailer Decathlon has demonstrated faith in the location with a new, rare town centre store

Crawley’s County Mall is also celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of events

Office:

55,000 sq ft of new speculative offices are currently being constructed at the nearby Manor Royal estate

Head of SHW Crawley/Gatwick region, Peter Coldbreath, said:

“This area is going from strength to strength. Shops, offices, industrial and redevelopment opportunities have all been the flavour of the month in and around Crawley. We need more sites to sell or let.”