Crawley Futures 2016 - a Gatwick Diamond Economic Growth Forum event
October 28, 2016
8am Registration and networking
Part One – What are the plans?
9am Welcome from the chair
9.15am A Vision for Crawley– an update from the leader of the council
9.45am Crawley Gateway – an update on the project which will transform the station and its surroundings. Surinder Arora, Arora Group.
10.15am Queens Square and the town centre – an update on plans and progress
10.40am Property trends – what is happening in Crawley Town Centre? Which offices are letting, and which lying empty? What has been the effect of the changes in permitted development rights? What could happen going forward? Adam Godfrey, SHW.
Part two – what more could be done?
11.30am A BID for Crawley?
Learning from Hammersmith – Patricia Bench, CEO of the Hammersmith town centre BID, one of the UK’s most successful, talks about what they do. Could Crawley copy them?
Manor Royal – Steve Sawyer of the Manor Royal BID talks about his experience. Can Crawley learn from, and link better with, our largest employment area?
12 midday The Gatwick Diamond Skills Centre – what contribution to the town centre can the new skills centre make?
12.15pm Changing the rules – land in the town is in fragmented ownership, which obstructs comprehensive redevelopment and joined up thinking. How could we approach property ownership in a different way, enabling faster and better regeneration?.
12.45pm Response from the Leader of the council
12.55pm Closing words from the chair.