The regeneration of a high-profile part of Crawley town centre – which has brought £30 million of private investment into the area – is progressing on time and on budget.
The £2.2m scheme to revamp Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate is part of the Crawley Growth Programme, funded by Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Local Growth Fund through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Brighton.
Blakedown Landscapes, who built the award-winning Queens Square, started on site in January and have made swift progress, installing new paving along Queensway and The Pavement, and new benches and trees throughout both areas.
Work is currently underway outside Marks and Spencer and will move up towards Kingsgate over the coming weeks. The project is on time to complete in the autumn.
Councillor Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “It is great to see the project taking shape and the completed areas look fantastic and I thank the public and businesses for their patience while the work is completed.
“Once the development is finished, I am confident that the scheme will build on the success of Queens Square where we have seen around £30 million private sector investment in the surrounding properties, including bringing a number of vacant units back into use. I look forward to seeing the end result.”
Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said: “We are thrilled to see such fantastic progress with the Crawley Growth Programme and look forward to seeing the regeneration of Queensway come to fruition.”
All business in the area will remain open while the remainder of the works are carried out. For more information about the project and regular progress reports, please visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/queensway