New Five Guys restaurant planned for Crawley Leisure Park

A Five Guys restaurant could be opening soon in Crawley.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 5:12 pm
An example of an existing Five Guys restaurant (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) SUS-200923-170520001
An example of an existing Five Guys restaurant (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) SUS-200923-170520001

The American food chain, known for its burgers and fries, has two premises in Brighton but none elsewhere in Sussex.

Planning permission for Five Guys signs has been sought for a unit in the Crawley Leisure Park, occupied by Tex-Mex restaurant Chiquito.

A covering letter from consultants Firstplan to Crawley Borough Council says: “We have been instructed by our client, Five Guys JV Ltd, to submit the enclosed planning and advertisement consent applications for alterations to the existing restaurant unit at Unit 4 Crawley Leisure Park in relation to their occupation of the unit.”

It adds: “The application proposals seek alterations to the shopfront, replacement external seating and signage. The alterations are considered to be minor but necessary to allow for Five Guys’ occupation of the unit. All proposed alterations will be of a high standard in material and construction which results in an overall improved appearance of the unit.

“The replacement cladding is considered appropriate for the building - a modern purpose-built leisure unit surrounded by similar buildings. The replacement cladding relates to a small section of the building, previously determined acceptable by the Council for a different treatment than the rest of the building. Given this, it is considered that this element of the proposal is acceptable. The red cladding will delineate the restaurant entrance whilst reflecting the ingoing tenants branding.

“Similarly, the replacement seating and signage are in locations and of a scale and design previously considered acceptable by the council and will continue to be read in the context of the wider leisure park when viewed from the wider area.

“Existing landscaping surrounding the restaurant will remain, ensuring that the overall impact on the street remains as existing.”