Newhaven Growth Quarter Awarded £1.9m by Big Lottery Fund

rhp have been working with Lewes District Council, Sussex Downs College, Sussex Community Development and Basepoint to develop exciting new plans for Denton Island, East Sussex. The Newhaven Growth Quarter scheme will create and sustain local jobs for local people and has just recently been awarded £1.9million in funding from the Coastal Communities Fund.

The leader of Lewes District Council said ‘This is fantastic news for Newhaven and creates a real catalyst for change, offering a unique opportunity for exciting economic growth within the ‘Clean, Green and Marine’ technologies sector, building upon the arrival of the new University Technical College.’

The project comprises 5 key construction activities:

  • An extension to the Newhaven Enterprise Centre will create additional space for new and emerging businesses specialising in the ‘Clean Tech Sector’
  • An extension to the Sussex Community Development Association’s (SCDA) nursery and crèche facilities will help support parents seeking to re-enter the workplace
  • Training rooms are to be built at SCDA which will provide space for local people to develop new opportunities to develop their careers and business ideas
  • The Quarter Café will serve as a focal point for the Quarter and will be located within the Sussex Downs College campus
  • The creation of an attractive campus style environment for all Newhaven Growth Quarter users
Newhaven Growth Quarter Awarded £1.9m by Big Lottery Fund