Crawley Business Centre is located within 10 minutes of the Manor Royal Business District, which is the largest business district in South East England covering 240 hectares and home to more than 500 businesses and 30,000 jobs which is 40 per cent of Crawley’s total employment!
Crawley Business Centre is in such a convenient location
Being in the heart of the Gatwick Diamond, Crawley Business Centre is in such a convenient location. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from Three Bridges rail station, with regular services to Gatwick Airport (5 minutes), London (36 minutes) and Brighton (35 minutes). London Gatwick airport is just 3.5 miles to the North and London Heathrow Airport is just over an hour away. Junction 10 of the M23 is less than 2.5 miles from the building, giving direct access to the M25 – so by road or rail you couldn’t look for better transport links.
Strong economy in Crawley
Crawley remains one of the UK’s strongest performing city economies and the regeneration of the town continues at an impressive pace. There are a range of hi-tech sectors that make up the economy, including: STEM, aviation services and avionics, life sciences; professional services and transport services around Gatwick Airport, which, as the world’s biggest single runway airport, provides 24,000 jobs.
Thriving retail sector in Crawley
Crawley town centre has a thriving retail sector with a mix of big brands and independent shops that attract high footfalls each week. The ongoing public realm works along Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate will further enhance the area, creating an attractive, vibrant and enjoyable space for residents and visitors. In the past two years, over 1,200 new residential units in the town centre have been delivered or granted planning permission and a further 500 are in the pipeline.
Crawley town regeneration programme
The Town Centre Regeneration Programme outlines ambitious plans to regenerate the area which was rated the 23rd hottest retail opportunity in 2016 and third best premium retail opportunity in the UK by researchers, CACI. £3.2m of improvement work to Queens Square, the heart of the town centre, is now complete and plans to extend the improvements into the adjoining Queensway and The Pavement started in January 2019.
Public spaces and infrastructure investment in Crawley
A successful £14.6m bid to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, match funded by Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council with significant private sector contributions including Metrobus and The Arora Group, will see major regeneration to public spaces and infrastructure across the town centre. The work also serves to unlock multi-million-pound investment across the town centre.
The heart of this programme is our work with stakeholders, ensuring everyone sees the benefit of a regenerated Crawley town centre.