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Planning granted for major Crawley scheme

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Crawley Borough Council has approved developer Westrock’s plans for a major mixed-use town centre scheme.

The project will deliver 273 residential apartments, a landmark town hall and office building, a district heat network centre, new public square, restaurants/cafes, and upgraded parking facilities.

In 2017 Westrock secured planning consent for the first residential building of 91 units and will commence construction after the summer. Development of the new town hall and office building will commence in 2019.

Westrock is planning to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the Council’s landmark town hall and office building. The new district heating network centre is planned to power the office and residential elements, as well as include expansion provisions to power other major users in Crawley

Matt Willcock, Development Director for Westrock, said: “This project is turning out to be a town centre landmark project exemplifying how thoughtful design can be balanced with sustainability, affordability, and the commercial goals of all stakeholders involved.”

Councillor Andrew Skudder, Cabinet member for Resources, said: “This is a big step for the Council towards improving facilities for staff, customers and councillors. The new town hall will provide a significantly improved welcome and customer service experience for visitors. The overall scheme also brings forward another major regeneration project in the town centre. With Queens Square completed and Queensway, Eastern Gateway and Station Gateway coming forward these are exciting times for the town.”

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