The coastal West Sussex region has become a hub for development, with significant progress being made on key sites throughout the area.
The Coastal West Sussex Partnership, which brings senior leaders from the public and private sector to champion economic growth within the area, has given its support to several developments that it anticipates will have a ‘larger than local impact’. These include the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre in Shoreham, New Monks Farm in Lancing and Salt Box and Oldlands Farm in Bognor Regis, which is part of the Enterprise Bognor Regis area.
As part of the Shoreham Port Masterplan, £3m has been allocated for the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre. The centre will provide 14 units of commercial space and will comprise of three blocks of modern business space, extending to a maximum of 18,000 square feet
Tim Hague, Director of Property and Development at Shoreham Port, said: “We are delighted to report that we are now more than half way through the construction of the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre.
“There is a chronic shortage of commercial space in this area. The new units will generate significant employment numbers, adding to the 1,600 already employed within the port.
“They are part of a wider improvement plan for this area, which will result in an enhanced atmosphere with a greater draw for the local community.”
Meanwhile in Lancing, the New Monks Farm Development will provide 600 new homes and a new IKEA store that will bring much-needed jobs to the area.
Enterprise Bognor Regis is a 70-hectare commercial and employment development opportunity located on the northern edge of Bognor Regis in West Sussex.
Landlink Estates, the developer of Salt Box on Shripney Road is awaiting the planning approval of plans that include a mix of both commercial and retail development. Tenants destined for the site are Warburtons, Richmond Motor Group, Aldi and Starbucks.
Plans for another site within the Enterprise Bognor Regis have recently been put before the public. Oldlands Farm is 23.8 hectares and would bring forward further commercial and retail space.
“It’s an exciting time for the area, with great new opportunities for businesses and a good number of new homes,” commented Caroline Wood, Director of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership.
“There are some large development opportunities coming forward along the coast in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester and Bognor Regis,”
“We offer our support to those developments that can bring both jobs and homes into the area as well as having that larger than local impact.”