Decoy Farm

THEME: Regeneration

AREA: Worthing

Upgrading an environmentally challenging plot of allocated employment land.

Delivery Body: Worthing & Adur Council

Theme: Regeneration

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £8m

Match Funding Contribution: £96m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

Decoy farm is a vacant household waste site that stopped operating in 1979, which has not been able to be re-developed due to contamination. Worthing and Adur Council recognized the high demand for industrial and business space, along with some of the lowest vacancy rates across the sub regional market.


Due to this demand, Coast to Capital have invested Local Growth funding towards this project, to help the Council deal with the contaminated land through remediation works, to make the site safe and bring it back into valuable use.


The project is looking to develop flexible unit spaces so that they could be subdivided or merged to provide for a range of uses and to cater for different business demands across the area, and in turn help to create or retain vital jobs within the area through the development of high quality industrial/commercial space.


Key Outputs

  • 2,296 Jobs created
  • 34,000sqm commercial floorspace


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