News: Change of plan for Centrepoint

Posted on 17th January 2020

I had a very useful and informative meeting with Richard Andrew, of Hargreaves. Hargreaves are members of BHBPA and are long standing, major commercial property investors and developers in Burgess Hill.

Richard explained to me that Hargreaves have now decided to not proceed with developing the 55,000 sq. ft headquarters building, referred to as Centrepoint, at their vacant site on Victoria Road, due to there being a range of alternative buildings already built and available within the A23 corridor, including Crawley.

Rather, Hargreaves are looking at speculatively building an alternative scheme of 9 smaller units on the same site. Of course, this will be subject to planning permission, and then construction work, but as a guide the new capacity may be ready from Q3 2021.

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"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.

It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"

Susan Fleet, Managing Director
(Lea Graham Associates)

"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)