Opportunity Sites

Opportunity MapKey strategic opportunity sites in the town centre include:

Click the links above for details and the image for a larger map.

Crawley Station

Located to the north of Crawley Railway Station, the vision is to transform this site from a traffic dominated area into an integrated part of the town centre with a legible public transport interchange and high quality public realm. Crawley Borough Council has granted outline planning permission to The Arora Group for ambitious proposals to develop a residential-led scheme which comprises a new train station and business space. The development would also see improved pedestrian and cycle links connecting both the rail and bus stations with the shopping district - see our Station Gateway page for more information.

Telford Place

In September 2018, Clarion Housing Group was selected as the preferred development partner by Crawley Borough Council to deliver 313 new homes on the 1.85 acre site at Telford Place. 

Working in partnership with the council, Clarion will develop a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments on the town centre site, which is currently used as a temporary car park. Around half of the homes will be available for private sale, with the remainder consisting of shared ownership homes and 87 council homes charged at affordable rents.

A planning application is expected to be submitted by the end of the year, with a view to starting on site early in 2019. Before the planning application is prepared, Clarion are holding two public information events as follows:

  • Thursday 11 October 2018                   2.00 - 7.00pm                     County Mall Shopping Centre  (lower level near WH Smith)
  • Saturday 17 November 2018               12.00 - 4.30pm                   Crawley Library

County Buildings

This site is a key opportunity site for mixed town centre uses and or residential. The site, owned by West Sussex County Council, is segregated from the town centre by College Road and therefore the aim is to reduce the dominance of highway and traffic in this location, improve links and the public realm.

Land North of The Boulevard

Land North of the Boulevard is identified as an opportunity site for main town centre uses and or residential development.  In any development of this area, the aim is to improve the public realm, particularly the environment of The Boulevard and key pedestrian and cycle links, and to improve integration with the town centre.

11 The Boulevard (formerly Woodhall Duckham House) has been converted under permitted development rights to 185 studio, one and two bedroom apartments.

The Car Park (between Woodall Duckham House and the Town Hall) has planning permission for the demolition of the car park and erection of a part 3/6/9 storey building with 91 flats.

The Town Hall site has proposals for major redevelopment including demolition of the existing building and erection of a new town hall with up to 10 storeys including Grade A commercial space above, around 275 new homes, a new public square, public realm improvements, commercial units and provision of a new district heating network. More information can be found here   

Southern Counties

This large site on the edge of the town centre has planning permission for 218 flats with on-site crèche, gym and basement parking. Works have commenced on site and are expected to be complete by Summer 2018.