Planning permission granted for ‘prestigious’ new office space in Burgess Hill

An artist's impression of CentrePoint coming to Burgess Hill   Picture: Graves Son & Pilcher
An artist's impression of CentrePoint coming to Burgess Hill Picture: Graves Son & Pilcher

Planning permission has been granted for a ‘prestigious’ new building in Burgess Hill.

CentrePoint – a 50,200 sq ft detached high bay industrial, warehouse or logistics building – is to be built at Victoria Business Park, a high-quality employment area in the town, and within the Gatwick Diamond.

Picture: Graves Son & Pilcher

Picture: Graves Son & Pilcher

Strategically located on the A23 corridor, between London and Brighton, it is located within walking distance of Burgess Hill town centre and mainline railway station.

A spokesman said: “CentrePoint will be constructed to a high specification, with features including a 12-metre eaves height, multiple loading doors, and secure yard, plus 69 car parking spaces.

“The building will include offices of 6,350 sq ft, incorporating comfort cooling/heating, passenger lift and LED lighting. There is the opportunity for additional office content if required.”

The planning permission allows for 24-hour use, the spokesman said, and it can be delivered within nine months of exchange of contracts.

Richard Andrew, managing director of Hargreaves Group, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for an occupier to secure an prestigious new building with very high cubic capacity in a very accessible location within the South East region.

“The aim is to provide a high specification building at an attractive competitive rental, deliverable by our company who have a proven track record of delivering similar projects within a short time frame, having full planning permission, a professional team already in place and cash available to construct the project straightaway.”

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The developer, Hargreaves Group, based in Rustington, will construct the building on a pre-let basis, to form part of their three-million square foot South Coast property portfolio, said a spokesman.

Other recent schemes undertaken include the eight-acre Havant Retail and Trade Park in Havant, located mid-way between Portsmouth and Chichester.

Enquiries for CentrePoint are invited from prospective tenants on the basis of a pre-let for a term to be agreed at an indicative quoting rental of £11.50 per sq ft, per annum exclusive, subject to final specification, added the spokesman.

Further information can be obtained from letting agents Graves Son & Pilcher (Robert Coble) and SHW (David Martin).