Attracting inward investment
At a Glance
The proposals for Burgess Hill will create 15,000 new jobs in the local area, including 2,500 at a new Science & Technology Park located south of the A2300 on the western edge of the town. The plans will also see the delivery of 25 hectares of new employment space, bringing new opportunities to the area and helping existing businesses to expand as a result. This will be supported by full-fibre digital infrastructure to help established and new businesses grow in Burgess Hill. At the same time, the £65m investment in the town centre will bring enhanced levels of retail space with big name retailers; as well as restaurants and bars to boost the night-time economy.
New employment space in the town will meet the needs of 21st century businesses, encourage inward investment and allow current businesses to grow. At the same time the new Science & Technology Park will boost the area’s credentials for creative and high technology industries and support research and development.
Taken together these proposals will not only retain existing employment but also make Burgess Hill a centre for high quality employment for the wider area and enable sustainable economic growth.
Landmark New Employment Space
To drive forward greater business investment in the town and in partnership with the private sector, we will deliver 25 hectares of new employment space in the town creating 15,000 new jobs, and making Burgess Hill one of the most attractive places in the region to do business.
Innovative Research & Development
With four universities and a wide range of graduates living and working in the region, Burgess Hill is perfectly placed to develop a new Science & Technology Park and create a new high-tech business growth corridor to the west of the town.