Posted on 27th September 2018
This article was taken from the Argus, with thanks…
DPD, a parcel delivery brand, has taken up 4,000m2 of land in Burgess Hill.
Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Mid Sussex District Council’s deputy leader, said: “I am delighted that work is now underway at this site.
“When complete, The Hub will offer much needed industrial, warehouse and office space to aid the economic growth of our district.
“Local businesses have long been asking for more office and warehouse space.
“This development will help address these concerns and is another exciting step towards a better future.”
The Hub is part of a Burgess Hill Growth Programme that will deliver significant development and investment over the next 15 years.
This includes 5,000 new homes, new schools, gigabit capable full fibre broadband, a second new business park, regeneration of the town centre, investment in sustainable transport infrastructure and the region’s first science and technology park.
The Hub will provide up to 50,000m2 of employment space, of which up to 14,000m2 will be for distribution and warehousing.
Much of the remainder is expected to be technology-led businesses offering sustainable high value jobs.
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""