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Queens Square Improvements

Picture of Artist's Impression of Queen's Square in the future

Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the Coast to Capital Local Economic Partnership are investing £3.2 million into revitalising Queens Square.

The scheme will redefine Queens Square as the heart of the town centre, creating a high quality, inviting, distinctive and enjoyable public space encouraging more people to visit, stay and make use of the area.

Transformation Begins

Construction commenced on site in September 2016 and is expected to be complete by August 2017. Fenced areas containing the construction area and works compounds have been installed.

The town centre, Queens Square and all shops and businesses remain open during the works. Queensway and Parkside will be used by the contractors for access but will remain open at all times. However, some disruption is possible.

Regular updates on progress and other news will be posted on www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk

Scheme Details & Background

The scheme will include:

  • Removal of the sunken area
  • Relocation of the bandstand and Martlets Tree public art installation
  • Replacement, high quality paving in the main square and alleyways on either side of the Pavilion
  • New planting and soft landscaping scheme
  • New seating; formal and informal
  • New and improved lighting; column and decorative
  • Installation of new street furniture
  • Creation of a central focal point comprising a dry plaza and decorative water feature

Following a comprehensive period of consultation in 2014 and the report to Cabinet in March 2015, the final concept design ‘Curves’ was formally agreed and a planning application was approved on 3 August 2015.

In May 2016, following a competitive tender process, Blakedown Landcapes were appointed as the main construction contractor for the scheme. For more information about the project including details of the Construction Management Plan please visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk .

Consultation

These planning applications follow two stages of consultation in 2014. These exercises were designed to find out how people would like to use Queens Square in the future and to get their views on design ideas.

Responses and feedback on these consultations can be found using the links below.


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