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 a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"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."
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."