A pioneering project from West Sussex County Council to develop a disused site has taken a significant step forward.

West Sussex County Council acquire the former Novartis site

The purchase of an 18.6 acre site in Horsham, formally owned by global health care company Novartis, has been finalised, meaning plans to transform the site can now be taken forward.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said “This is a huge boost for the West Sussex economy which we hope will create many jobs.

“We have major ambitions to attract businesses from the health and life science sector as we know this is a growing industry with huge potential.

“We are also interested in attracting leading companies and new businesses to West Sussex to create new jobs and opportunities.”