A multi-million pound boost to the Health and Life Sciences sector in West Sussex

Published: 07 Jan 2016

We are delighted to let you know that West Sussex County Council (WSCC) will announce today that it intends to purchase the former Novartis site in Wimblehurst Road, Horsham.  As a valued cluster member, we wanted you to be one of the first to hear about our plans, which represent a multi-million pound boost to the local economy and the West Sussex health and life sciences sector.

The County Council had its bid for the site accepted in summer 2015 and since that time we have been working on the business case for this development opportunity. Subject to planning approval, our ambition is to develop a new science and business park for med tech, life sciences and related businesses, with a third of the site set aside for residential development.

This is a real coup for WSCC and represents a lot of hard work to get us to this stage, and a lot more hard work going forward. The rewards will be considerable both for our existing health and life sciences cluster and for the wider county, and firmly supports the Council's key priority to grow the local economy.

A marketing agent is currently being appointed to seek partners to take the development forward. We shall certainly keep you updated, and look forward to involving you in the next stages.
Any and all enquiries about the science park can be emailed to info@investwestsussex.co.uk

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