The next stage of a major project to regenerate Crawley’s town centre is set to start next month.
Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, was appointed in September to transform Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate.
The firm has now confirmed it will move onto the site on January 14, laying high quality paving, creating space for market provision, larger disabled parking bays and new planting along the northern edge of Memorial Gardens.
Work is expected to be completed in Autumn 2019. The £2.2m scheme 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 (LEP).
It is hoped these improvements will encourage neighbouring landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration that has already been seen very successfully in Queens Square.
For their regeneration work in Queens Square, Blakedown Landscapes were recently recognised by the British Association of Landscape Industries, winning an award in the Hard Landscaping Construction schemes (Non-Domestic) over £1.5m category.
Councillor Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “I am thrilled that Blakedown have received such a prestigious award in recognition of the excellent work carried out to transform Queens Square, project managed by the Borough Council and funded by our partners at West Sussex County Council and the Coast to Capital LEP.
“I’m looking forward to seeing work on Queensway start on site in the new-year. This is another very important step in furthering the regeneration of the town centre and it will transform the area.”