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Maritime and Sustainable Technology Hub, Newhaven


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Autumn 2023

​The aim of the project is to convert an existing, disused educational facility and Grade-II listed building in Newhaven into a multi-purpose site, comprising:

  • 1,630 sqm of educational/training and business support space for the maritime sector;
  • 1,595 sqm of commercial office space; and
  • 1,500 sqm of ancillary space.

The completed development will enable a Maritime and Sustainable Technology Hub to be established in Newhaven to support the maritime sector across Sussex. The Hub will actively seek to encourage those industries involved in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of environmental, engineering and maritime products and services (clean, green and marine technologies) to invest in Newhaven.

The remaining components of the building will be used to re-house public sector workers into a customer-facing shared business centre; and provide additional, modern offices for the town’s businesses and to new businesses looking to locate into Newhaven.

Project Update September 2021

The Accountability Board agreed to the retention of GBF beyond 31 March 2022 for a maximum period of 6 months, this was further endorsed by the Strategic Board in October 2021

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs created/safeguarded 133
Learners assisted 346
Commercial space unlocked (sq m) 3,095
New/improved learning and training floorspace (sq m) 1,630

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £1,300,000
Total Project cost: £2,750,000
Return to Capital Investment