Maritime and Sustainable Technology Hub, Newhaven
- Capital Investment - Getting Building Fund, East Sussex, Less than £2m
Design in progress
Expected completion date
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
|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 34 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.