Regenerating a prominent site in Worthing
Delivery Body: Worthing Borough Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £2m
Match Funding Contribution: £78m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project
This project has seen Coast to Capital invest Local Growth Funding to help regenerate the brownfield site consisting of the Teville Gate multi storey car park, and surrounding unused buildings into homes, commercial and retail space, alongside a new modern car park and improved public areas.
The site has been allocated for re-development for over 20 years, with the old retail parade becoming vacant due to changing retail patterns. Therefore such re-development was needed in such a prominent space; as it is the area in Worthing that draws the most attention, and has the most damaging impact on the overall appearance and economic performance of the town centre. LGF investment enabled the acceleration of site preparation and demolition works to help bring forward the comprehensive redevelopment scheme. These works will not only create vital employment, but will greatly improve connectivity between Worthing railway station and the town centre.
A planning application for the main works has been submitted and includes homes, an 83 bed hotel, space for a food store, gym space, restaurant/cafÃ© space, 352 cycle parking spaces and public realm area. This is in addition to the office space that is currently being constructed, with HMRC having agreed to lease the new building, creating/safeguarding additional jobs.
- 493 jobs
- 10,150sqm of commercial floor space constructed
- 375 homes