Issue details

Partial demolition: County Buildings Crawley

In August 2017 the Leader approved the Crawley Growth Programme LDR04 17.18and following approval of the business case by the West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership, delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment (title now the Executive Director of Place Services) to progress the projects.  Redevelopment of the County Buildings site in Crawley, currently within West Sussex County Council ownership, is central to achieving committed outcomes in both the Crawley Growth Programme and the One Public Estate Programme. Initial viability work has identified the opportunity to deliver up to 195 homes and 4,780sqm of commercial space on the site offering an annual yield of over £1m and a significant capital receipt. 


Decision FR07 (19/20) approved a full demolition of the site, however further work has identified benefit in moving towards a partial demolition of the site, this will allow services, including the Coroners court to remain on site.


The Executive Director will be asked to endorse a partial demolition leaving Centenary house in situ and commence procurement for the demolition phase of the project. 


A further key decision to award the contract will be published in due course.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Northgate & West Green;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2020

Decision due: April 2020 by Executive Director Place Services

Lead member: Lee Harris, Executive Director Place Services

Contact: Marie Ovenden, Growth Programme Delivery Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23854.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact prior to the beginning of the month in which the decision is due.


Crawley One public estate group; Crawley growth Board; Cabinet Member for Economy and Corporate Resources; Cabinet Member for finance.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel. 033022 22551

Background3: A Properous Place

Background papers

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