Bringing this key site back into productive use has been made possible by leveraging the Council’s unrivalled knowledge of the needs of its community, coupled with its experience in developing complex sites.
“This is a key example of the kind of project local authorities should champion in order to generate strong growth across our regional hubs.
Ray Willis, Regional Director for LCR in the South
Located on land between High Street and Chapel Road, Union Place is 1.1 hectare brownfield site in Worthing town centre.
The site has been granted outline planning approval for a mixed use scheme incorporating 169 new homes, 670 sq m of flexible commercial space, a 90- bed hotel and an expanded cinema.
Having purchasing the site in January 2019, as part of its town centre regeneration programme, Worthing Borough Council has been working with LCR, the government’s place making and sustainable regeneration specialist, on bringing Union Place back into use.
The final scheme will include a cinema extension of up to four extra screens and flexible cultural space to support the neighbouring Connaught Theatre. The development will be laid out in a series of even blocks of between four to six storeys with a 14 storey tower at its heart.
Union Place is supported by £3.6 million in funding from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.
A development partner is now sought for Union Place.
Contact us today via the Time for Worthing Investment Desk for more information.