Town Hall site

 

Proposals for a major redevelopment at the eastern end of The Boulevard would see the current Town Hall and two-storey car park demolished and replaced with:

  • Around 275 homes
  • A new Town Hall with up to 10 storeys including grade A commercial offices above
  • A new public square
  • Public realm improvements
  • Commercial units
  • The infrastructure for a district heating network

The Town Hall multi-storey car park will remain, but be upgraded under these proposals.

A consultation which took place in July 2017 showed that residents are strongly in favour of these proposals. The results are available here.

The new facilities being proposed will transform a major town centre opportunity site, providing around 100 affordable housing units while securing the council’s finances through the ability to generate new revenue from commercial office tenants.

A new Town Hall will also provide a better, fit-for-purpose building for customers, staff and councillors and achieve significant savings on the council’s current running costs.

The council will look to incorporate key elements of the existing building in the new Town Hall to retain vital links with the past while preparing for the future.

If these plans go ahead the current Town Hall will remain the council’s administrative centre until the new building is ready to move into.

Timescales

  • Full Council agrees outline agreement – February 2017
  • Public consultation – July 2017
  • Planning application submitted – August 2017
  • Development agreement between Crawley Borough Council and Westrock to be signed – Autumn 2017
  • If planning permission is granted, demolition of part of the existing Town Hall complex – spring 2018
  • Construction of the new Town Hall starts – summer 2018
  • Completion of Town Hall and first phase of housing – summer 2020
  • Construction of second phase of housing – autumn 2020
  • Completion of second phase of housing – summer 2022