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Development and investment opportunities

Gatwick Diamond has several investment and regeneration opportunities for local, national and international investors.

Innovative and creative investment partners are needed to help us deliver economic growth and develop first-class business, leisure, housing and community facilities. Detailed planning information and advice on taking these opportunities forward can be accessed via the links below.

See a full list of the Development and investment opportunities in West Sussex.  

  • 11. Burgess Hill High Technology Park

    The Opportunity: Significant opportunity for a new business park to the west of Burgess Hill accessed off the A2300 within close proximity of the A23 strategic road network.

    Allocation: Policy DP1 - Economic Development in draft District Plan which allocates 20 – 30 hectares of land as a high quality business park at Burgess Hill.

    Policy DP7 – Strategic allocation to the north and north-west of Burgess Hill in draft District Plan which allocates 20 – 30 hectares of land as a high quality business park at Burgess Hill.

    Burgess Hill Town Wide Strategy 2011.

    Location: 15 km north of Brighton, approximately 2km west of Burgess Hill town centre and 1km from A2300 junction with A23.

    Size: 20-30 hectares.

    Land Ownership: Various landowners.

    Further information: David Carden, Burgess Hill Town Council                        david@burgesshill.gov.uk

  • 12. North Horsham Business Park (Land North of Horsham)

    The Opportunity: An exciting new business park in a perfect location, strategically situated North of Horsham on the A264, minutes from the A23/M23 Crawley and Gatwick Airport with proposed mainline railway station.

    Planning Status: Recently been promoted in the HDPF Preferred Strategy as a B1 opportunity as part of a major mixed use development.

    Location: North of Horsham on the A264, minutes from the A23/M23 Crawley and Gatwick Airport

    Size: Up to 500,000 sq. ft. on 30 acres   

    Land Ownership: Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd

    Further Information: Adam Walker, Crickmay Chartered Surveyors 01403 756501
    Philip Papenfus, Colliers International 020 7344 6788

  • 13. Manor Royal (Crawley)

    The Opportunity: The Manor Royal Business District offers diversity, connectivity and scale at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond with enviable transport links providing access to a wide catchment of suppliers, customers, staff and housing options. It is home to approximately 500 businesses generating 30,000 jobs.

    Planning Status: Manor Royal is a multi-owned, mixed use site of some 800 premises and sites, including office, industrial and retail. Specific planning policy and design guidance has been developed by the planning authority (Crawley Borough Council).

    Location: Situated on the Sussex and Surrey county border it is just two miles from London Gatwick Airport and a major motorway junction.

    Size: 240 hectares

    Land Ownership: Multiple land owners

    Further Information: Manor Royal Business District, Steve Sawyer - Executive Director - steve@manorroyal.org and http://www.manorroyal.org

  • 15. Former Novartis Site (Horsham)

    The Opportunity: West Sussex County Council owns a 18.6 acre brownfield site in Horsham West Sussex, formerly the site of global healthcare company Novartis. The site was previously used for medical research, and there are plans to establish a campus for medtech, life sciences and related businesses. It is expected the development opportunity will include Grade A offices and residential accommodation.


    Planning Status: TBC


    Location: The site is within close proximity to London, and major international gateways through London Gatwick (just 20 minutes away) and London Heathrow airports. The local area is home to a booming cluster of more than 140 health and life sciences businesses, including an impressive number of multinational companies who have chosen to have their regional, UK or global headquarters here.

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