Major milestone for Crawley Innovation Centre

A golden hammer ceremony marked the start of main construction of the £13.15 million Crawley Innovation Centre.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from Crawley Borough Council, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Manor Royal Business Improvement District and Morgan Sindall.


To open in October, The Crawley Innovation Centre will:

  • Support greener and cleaner energy
  • Boost innovation and research and development
  • Create more than 200 new jobs
  • Benefit up to 40 businesses directly
  • Attract business investment, especially significant new manufacturing business 


Views sought on first phase of major town centre regeneration scheme

Four weeks of initial public consultation have begun on draft proposals to deliver phase one of the Station Gateway regeneration scheme. This includes the transformation of the public spaces on The Martlets, Haslett Avenue West and Friary Way, with traffic flow changes for buses to create a more attractive environment for commuters.


More playground investment approved

New toilet blocks have been approved for two Crawley playgrounds, the Cherry Lane and Millpond adventure playgrounds, to replace temporary toilets installed when each playground reopened. £107,000 has been allocated for this project.


London Gatwick partners with Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology

London Gatwick has partnered with the Sussex & Surrey Institute of Technology to deliver the technical skills and qualifications required in the region. Students are set to gain first-hand airport experience, network with professionals and learn about the latest technical developments across London Gatwick.


London Gatwick launches £250,000 fund

Local groups and projects in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex are encouraged to apply for grant funding from the Gatwick Airport Community Trust. A total of £250,000 is available. Applications are open until 31 March 2024.


Crawley named 5th best place to be an Apprentice

Crawley is the fifth best place to be an apprentice in England, according to the ‘Top 20 Towns & Cities to be an Apprentice’ ranking by Tech startup Multiverse. Crawley also has a positive apprentice-to-business ratio of 22 apprentices per 100 firms.


Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation announces annual donations

Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation donates £137,500 to 28 employee-nominated local food banks and homeless charities. These include two in Crawley: Ten Little Toes Baby Bank and Crawley Open House.













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