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HH160428Structural steelwork erection is nearing completion on the £15M Haywards Heath station and Waitrose project.

Forming part of a wider regeneration project that also includes a new multi-storey car park and station footbridge, the scheme being undertaken by BAM Construction requires 430t of steel for the supermarket and its car park.

Located on a plot that was formerly occupied by the station’s car park, BAM initially had to remove 19,000m3 of overburden in order to level the previously sloping site.

Elland Steel Structures is fabricating, supplying and erecting the steel for the project. It is forming a 2,300m2 ground level Waitrose store with a 60-space car park situated above alongside office and back-of-house storage areas.

Councilor Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said: “The project will deliver an improved integrated transport hub at the station, a ‘radically enhanced public realm’ around the station, improved pickup and drop-off facilities, more station car parking, a direct link from the car park to platforms, and a new Waitrose with its own parking.

“The regeneration of the station quarter will be a boost for Haywards Heath and this investment is a real vote of confidence in the town.”

The Waitrose store is due to open by the end of the year.

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