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Horsham Enterprise Park

Plans to regenerate an 18.6-acre brownfield site in Horsham, West Sussex, are moving forward.

Horsham Enterprise Park proposals have taken a major step forward with the go-ahead for the county council to seek a development partner.

The partner will carry out a high quality, mixed use, commercial and residential development on the Wimblehurst Road site.

 

The main features of the outline development are:

  • Up to 25,000 square metres of employment space - such as offices, research and development uses, workshop space – on two-thirds of the site, including a new enterprise hub or collaborative workspace for micro and small businesses
  • Up to 300 new homes on one-third of the site in a range of sizes, types and tenures, including provision of 35 per cent affordable housing
  • Community facilities for convenience shopping and other services

 

The county council purchased the site, formerly owned by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Wimblehurst Road in December 2016. The key driver for the council’s investment in buying the site was to sustain and build on its long-established position as a major centre for high-value employment in Horsham town, as a key contributor to the local, county and sub-regional economy.

The site is well connected, within close proximity of London, and convenient for major international gateways through London Gatwick (just 20 minutes away) and London Heathrow airports.

 

The public procurement process for a developer partner was launched on 3 July 2020. A marketing brochure and advert are available to download:

Horsham Enterprise Park July 2020 Advert

Horsham Enterprise Park July 2020 Brochure

For further information please contact Alex McKinlay, alex.mckinlay@savills.com. Or visit the dataroom: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Tenders/Current.

 

Work on the site is anticipated to begin in 2021 and could take around five years to complete.

To register your interest in finding out more about the opportunity, please email Business.Support@westsussex.gov.uk.