Crawley Station and Overline House redevelopment will provide much-needed boost to the town’s economy

Major plans to redevelop Crawley Station and Overline House have been granted planning permission by Crawley Borough Council, providing a much-needed boost to the town’s economy.

The council’s Planning Committee granted permission for the Arora Group’s Station Gateway £70m scheme at its meeting on Monday 26 April.

You can read our story from the planning meeting hereThe significant regeneration plans, which will revitalise one of Crawley’s key gateways and public realm area, include:

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- Upgrading the look and feel of Crawley Station and ticket hall

A 3D visual of how it will look

- The retention and upgrading of the existing surface-level car park

- The complete refurbishment and extension of Overline House, providing 83 flats, with two additional floors and new ground level/retail and business units

- Three additional new residential blocks containing 223 flats to the west of Overline House.

The Station Gateway scheme will also unlock more than £7 million of public funding investment from the Crawley Growth Programme and the Crawley Towns Fund to upgrade and modernise Crawley Bus Station and the surrounding public realm in Station Way and Friary Way.

The Arora Group, in partnership with Network Rail, Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the station operators Govia Thameslink Railway worked on these exciting plans.

Surinder Arora, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Arora Group, said: “The Arora Group started its journey with Crawley Borough Council 20 years ago with the development of the Arora Hotel Crawley and today we are immensely proud to once again find ourselves investing in Crawley town centre and its community.”

Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Chief Executive of Crawley Borough Council, said: “This major regeneration scheme will transform a busy gateway into the town centre. For Crawley, this is a real vote of confidence shown by The Arora Group at a time when the town’s economy has taken several knocks over the past 12 months.

“I’m delighted that the scheme has received planning permission and look forward to seeing work start on site.”