Plans to regenerate Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement, continuing the high quality improvements in Queens Square, have been submitted.
The proposals, which mark the second phase of town centre regeneration, run from the eastern edge of Queens Square along Queensway to the College Road junction, including part of the boundary to Memorial Gardens, and the length of The Pavement.
The plans, which would significantly improve the three main connector streets and it’s hoped would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration and investment, provide:
A cohesive design to echo the regeneration of Queens Square
Improved connectivity with Memorial Gardens and Queensway
An attractive and accessible public space
Improved lighting for better aesthetics and safety
Seating, cycle racks and more litter bins
Improved disabled parking bays
A potential venue for a future market.
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “Queens Square looks wonderful and it’s terrific to see so many people enjoying our improved public space.
“Now, as part of our continued commitment to Crawley regeneration, we are working with our partners WSCC to continue to improve the area by enhancing the main connector streets to the east, redeveloping them to make the town centre even more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.”
Continuing this, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure at West Sussex County Council, Councillor Bob Lanzer, said: “These are exciting plans which, if accepted, would complement the hard work that’s already gone into improving Queens Square and spread the focus of the regeneration to other areas of the town centre.”
The work would begin in autumn 2018, subject to planning permission being granted.
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AMAZING! Exclusive photos & interviews with Gatwick Diamond winners
An exclusive from CN24 shows photos of all the night’s winners as well as interviews as they collected their awards.
In an exclusive from CN24, we caught up with winners as they came off the stage to collect their awards.
The Business Award Winners are those businesses or people who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to this world-class region.
The Winners were unveiled at the 10th Anniversary of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards at the Effingham Park Hotel, on 15th March, 2018.
The Headline Sponsors are B&CE, the Peoples Pension; Extech.co.uk; Gatwick Airport Ltd and NatWest. The Evening started with a Pre-Dinner Reception, and the evening rounded off with the now highly anticipated After-Show Party.
The winners in each category were:
Green Business of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council
- Hilton London Gatwick Airport
Responsible Business of the Year – sponsored by University of Sussex School of Business, Management & Economics
- Cleankill Pest Control
International Business of the Year – sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative
- Acro Aircraft Seating
The Award for Customer Delight – sponsored by Thakeham Group
- Gatwick Recruitment and Training Ltd T/A Driver Hire Gatwick
Employer of the Year – sponsored by Search Consultancy
- Assurity Consulting
The Award for Developing People for Business Success – sponsored by Crawley College
- Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
The Award for Supply Chain Excellence – sponsored by University of Brighton
- PVL UK Ltd
Manufacturing Business of the Year – sponsored by asblaw LLP
- PVL UK Ltd
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
- Robert Wiles, Cloud9 Insight
New Business of the Year – sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres
- Growth by Design
Business Person of the Year – sponsored by KPMG
- Rob Pierre, Jellyfish Group Ltd
Business of the Year (Up to £1m Turnover) – sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group
- Juno Wealth Management Ltd
Business of the Year (Over £1m Turnover) – sponsored by NatWest
- MHA Carpenter Box
Business of the Decade – sponsored by NatWest
The Awards were presented by the award-winning comedy legend, star of stage and screen and more recently, a popular contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Conley at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards Dinner, on the 15th March, 2018.
From Gatwick Diamond we managed to catch up with Chairman Anya Ledwith:
We also spoke to the General manager of the Copthorne Hotel hosting the event Bharat Rai:
This year one of the headline sponsors was an SME, Extech. We spoke to their MD Andrew Hookway:
Another main sponsor was Gatwick Airport. We caught up with Alison Addy Head of Community Engagement:
Another major supporter of the awards is Richard Place Dobson, we spoke to Matthew Tyson:
We also managed to speak to Ana Christie, Chief Executive for the Sussex Chamber of Commerce.
A brief history of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards – 2009-17 https://t.co/HK27YHR9SN
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