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Sovereign Harbour


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GPF Project Delivered

Expected Repayment Date


Spring 2026

A scheme to enable take-up of individual sites within multi-occupancy innovation parks (the “last 100 metres”). Sea Change Sussex has acquired the 3 sites of North Queensway Innovation Park, Bexhill Enterprise Park and Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park to unlock their potential. The investment sought is low, the minimum to ensure that individual developments can connect to general infrastructure. This will facilitate the development of employment sites on land designated for employment, benefitting from planning permissions.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

Growing Places Fund

The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.

The GPF was made available to SELEP for investment as a recyclable loan scheme. Loan repayment schedules for each project are agreed within the credit agreement which is put in place at the start of the project. Repayments against these projects are returned to the central pot for reallocation to new projects. Through the GPF Round 1 awards, a total of £47.459m GPF was awarded to 13 capital infrastructure projects across the South East LEP area. Repayments are now being made by the Round 1 projects which has allowed funding totalling £20.387m to be allocated to a further 13 projects through GPF Rounds 2 and 3.
Funding value: £4.6m
Total Project cost: £6.0m
Return to Capital Investment