Work has started at The Hub, a 15 hectare site for industrial, warehouse and office developments near Burgess Hill.
DPD, the UK’s leading parcel delivery brand has taken up 4,000 msq of land at the site.
In total, The Hub will provide up to 50,000 msq of employment space, of which up to 14,000 msq will be for distribution and warehousing. Much of the remainder is expected to be technology-led businesses offering sustainable high value jobs.
The Hub is an important part of a wider Burgess Hill Growth Programme that will deliver significant development and investment over the next 15 years including 5,000 new homes, new schools, gigabit capable full fibre broadband, a second new business park, regeneration of the town centre, investment in sustainable transport infrastructure and the region’s first science and technology park.
To support the work, Greater Brighton secured £14.9 million from the Local Growth Fund last year which will support road enhancements, public transport improvements, walking and cycling initiatives and access to the proposed Science Park.
Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Mid Sussex District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “I am delighted that work is now underway at this site. When complete, The Hub will offer much needed industrial, warehouse and office space to aid the economic growth of our District.
“Local businesses have long been asking for more office and warehouse space in Mid Sussex, this development will help address these concerns and is another exciting step towards a better future for Burgess Hill.”
Colin Whelan, Director at Glenbeigh Developments added: “This Burgess Hill development will bring new properties to suit a range of occupiers. The Hub is strategically located for access to the southern M25 and the South Coast, just to the west of Burgess Hill.
“We expect that the initial buildings will be at the larger end of the scale, much like the DPD building but we are also keen to ensure that The Hub provides opportunities for smaller businesses to take advantage of these new facilities.”
For further news about the Burgess Hill Growth Programme visit www.BurgessHill.net.