Local Growth Fund

Successful Greater Brighton Bids unlocked a further £12m to support essential projects in Brighton, Crawley, Lewes and Shoreham, bringing the total awarded to Greater Brighton above the £160m mark.

Housing & Infrastructure Fund

Secured investment of over £48m to support the delivery of crucial infrastructure in Burgess Hill, Crawley, Hove, Lewes and Shoreham, which is recognition by central government that Greater Brighton has a major role in driving economic growth across the south east.

One Public Estate Programme

Phase 6 funding secured of £305,000 and Greater Brighton has been awarded £819,000 from the Land Release Fund. The programme now comprises 10 projects, up from 7 last year.

Gatwick & Crawley

In February 2018 Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd joined the Greater Brighton Economic Board, extending Greater Brighton’s geography and reach, and adding weight and influence to our collective voice.

The British Science Festival

Europe’s largest and longest running science event was co-hosted by the universities of Brighton and Sussex from 5th to 9th September 2017. Attendance was around 2,400 up on the previous year, with almost 18,500 people attending over 220 events taking place on campus and across the city.

Adur Civic Centre

The former Civic Centre building has been demolished and work has started on building the new office block. The company which is moving into the new space site is aiming to create 200 extra jobs within 18 months.

Newhaven Enterprise Zone

The Newhaven Enterprise Zone officially launched in June 2017 and goes from strength-to-strength. Rampion recently opened the operations and maintenance base for the offshore windfarm, which will be home to the 60-stong team running the wind farm over the next 25 years.

Advanced Engineering Centre

The Advanced Engineering Centre at the University of Brighton officially opened in April 2018. It will provide specialist science-led teaching and research facilities for advanced automotive engineering.

Construction Trades Centre

GBMet’s new Construction Trades Centre has been fully operational for the 2017/18 academic year. The state of the art facility, re-creates real life working environments, and will train the next generation of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, bricklayers and plasterers.