Littlehampton Town Centre Public Realm Improvement Scheme

THEME: Urban Regeneration

AREA: West Sussex

Creating a better place to live, work and visit.

Delivery Body: Arun District Council

Theme: Urban Regeneration

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £564k

Match Funding Contribution: £4.4m

Project Status: Delivering

Summary of Project

The project is to improve the public realm in Littlehampton town centre from the currently dated and poorly laid out car-dominant environment to a modern high-quality intuitively-navigable, pedestrian-friendly series of linked and co-ordinated public spaces that lead people seamlessly between town, seafront and riverside. The scheme will also deliver WIFI access points that will support future digital technologies. Coast to Capital awarded Local Growth Funding to this project, with the aims of economic regeneration and future resilience in Arun.


Funding will help deliver the public realm improvements that in turn will create a more vibrant sustainable, successful, resilient urban centre, a place that people want to live, work and visit. It will be pedestrian-led with clear links to sustainable transport bus and train hubs. There will be intuitive routes to the natural assets of the River Arun and seafront. It will be the economic service centre for existing and new homes.


In addition, the works will attract new businesses, bringing new jobs to operate in a busy town centre with attractive public/events spaces. There will be improvements to the railway station, enhanced security/CCTV to reduce anti-social behaviour, and there will be an increase in footfall and engaging young people in positive activity.


Key Outputs

  • 752 Safeguarded Jobs
  • 389 New Jobs
  • 210 businesses supported
  • 10,650sqm Public Realm improvement
  • 11 New businesses created

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