Inward Investment Partners

We are extremely grateful to Gatwick Airport Ltd, Stiles Harold Williams, Kier Group, Willmott Dixon and Buxton for sponsoring our inward investment programme.

The regeneration of Crawley is a team effort and their generous support will help guarantee the future success of the town

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK, contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 on the wider airport campus alone.

SHW is the trading name of Stiles Harold Williams Partnership LLP, a firm of national independent property advisors based in London and the South East of England. SHW have almost 200 staff across eight offices and are well-known for their expertise in office, industrial, and retail property, supported by specialists in Healthcare & Medical, Roadside, Charities, LPA Receivership, Airports, Leisure and Leasehold Reform. SHW are a wholly owned business with 40 Equity Partners dedicated to providing the best service possible to their clients, a number of which SHW have been providing advice for over 100 years.

Kier Construction’s Southern division delivers comprehensive construction expertise throughout Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. We pride ourselves in creating buildings across our region that improve communities and bring a better quality of life to those who live and work there. Our Southern network of offices located in: Crawley, Aylesford, and Chandlers Ford gives us unrivalled geographic reach together with exceptional local strength and focus. 

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, we are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment and in 2018 were one of only six companies to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category. We create value for customers, stakeholders and communities by working in a sustainable and responsible way to shape the built environment and make a positive impact to society's well-being.

Having been very active in West Sussex for many years, we recently opened an office in Gatwick. This will acts as a hub for delivery, allowing us to better serve our customers and local communities. 

Some of our most recent projects in West Sussex include our Nexus project - A state-of-the-art simulator production facility and a training facility, which offers purpose-built pilot training in close proximity to London Gatwick Airport. 

We have also recently finished work on the Littlehampton Wave - A new leisure centre which sits in the heart of the Littlehampton. The Wave replaces the old centre which was no longer fit for purpose, offering significant more space and modern facilities suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Buxton are privately owned main Building Contractors who operate in London and the Home Counties and were established in 1924 and we work on a diverse range of technically challenging schemes. Our staff  undertake both refurbishment and new build projects ranging from £1m to £20m and employ  circa 130 staff operating on 15-20 sites per year  challenging schemes. We have expertise in most sectors of construction  work including,  residential, education,  commercial, leisure and community schemes.

Currently, we are pleased to be  working with Crawley  at Northgate Square  on a  new build residential development on the site of the  existing car park at Crawley College to create appartments for Crawley Borough Council

Our range of  clients include both private and public sector groups and  Local Authorities including Croydon, Surrey CC and  major  Housing Associations such as Peabody, Clarion and Hyde. Our staff are currently working at Kings School in Canterbury, Benenden School in Cranbrook, Canterbury Cathedral, Guildford Crematorium, Chatham Historic Dockyard and Imperial War Museum as well as in Harley Street and Great Portland Street in the West End. Buxton  are ISOQAR Accredited 18001, 14001 and 9001 and are also  CHAS and EXOR accredited. We are also members of ROSPA and were awarded the Gold Accreditation in 2018