Station Square, next to Railway Approach, Worthing.
A classic town centre regeneration project which successfully received a planning consent, subject to conditions and a legal agreement, just before the first Pandemic lock-down. This is on a strategic site benefitting from its location on the pedestrian desire line to and from the railway station and the town centre. This afforded us the opportunity to reinstate pedestrian movement through the site along with diversity and vitality to an area which had been so badly eroded by the previous development of Teville Gate in the 1960s, and which make town centres work.
The main aim of ‘Station Square’ is to replace an underutilised brownfield site (recently demolished) with a high quality residentially led mixed-use development supported by a new pedestrianised street linking the station with the town centre, providing a centrally focused landscaped “square” along with a hotel, restaurants, cafes, gym and supermarket on this strategic 1.47-hectare site. It will provide a real opportunity to act as an early catalyst for further development of the area and to set high standards of design and development. The redevelopment of the site will help to transform the perception of this part of the town with the provision of:
- 378 apartments, ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms
- 30% affordable housing
- 1000 m2 of retail space
- 1800 m2 food store
- 1400 m2 gym
- 83 bed hotel
- 307 car parking spaces for residents, visitors and supermarket use
- Terraced roof gardens and landscaped public realm areas
This residentially led mixed-use development is all about creating a place people want to be and will create a real sense of arrival for visitors to the town, incorporating an enhanced transport hub at the railway station, improving the image and identity of the town centre.