18 July 2018
SHW Planning have been working on behalf of Gallagher Properties Limited in order to achieve consent for a cutting-edge HGV workshop facility for Scania GB on a three acre site in Pease Pottage, West Sussex. The site was successfully marketed by SHW Business Space and the pre-application was warmly received for transforming the vacant land to a suitable alternative use generating employment.
Working with Gallagher Properties, their award-winning architects Corstorphine + Wright and wider team, we submitted a planning application to Mid-Sussex District Council after a thorough pre-application process examining:
Gallagher Properties gleaned considerable experience from delivering a near identical new-build facility in Maidstone for Scania GB. This was opened by Her Excellency Nicola Clase, Sweden's Ambassador to the UK and this was a helpful platform to demonstrate the calibre of the new development. Scania had been searching for a suitable site for another South East workshop for a number of years.
The application was presented to the Mid-Sussex Planning Committee which unanimously supported the proposals.
Joe Heathfield, Director of Gallagher Properties said: “We’ve enjoyed working with SHW on this important scheme, their local knowledge proved invaluable to us having not worked in the Mid-Sussex area before.”
SHW Director of Planning Alex Bateman said: “It was a pleasure working on such an exciting commercial project. Scania are a well-known company and their aim of increasing employment in Mid-Sussex was welcomed by all involved.”