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Burgess Hill Shopping Centre Regeneration

Computer generated video of how the revised proposals might look


Our Vision

NewRiver, the owners of the Martlets Shopping Centre, has exciting plans for the £65 million regeneration of the existing out-dated shopping centre.

These plans are focused on creating a vibrant family orientated destination for the Burgess Hill community that provides an attractive blend of retail, leisure and community uses that will be relevant and sustainable for the long-term.

NewRiver’s vision will deliver a thriving community hub for people who live, work and visit the town, with exciting new brands and experiences with a greater choice of places to shop, eat, drink, stay and relax.

Progress To Date

We have achieved a number of key milestones to date - these are outlined in the PDF link. However, a project of this scale and ambition is long and complex, made more so against the backdrop of a challenging market. Since the original scheme was granted planning consent in 2016, the retail and economic landscape has changed enormously – in turn presenting changes and challenges that are well-documented in the media.

Respectively, in order to deliver a relevant, viable and sustainable scheme, it is necessary to make some revisions to the previously consented designs. These revisions include reducing the total retail area and increasing the space for leisure and community uses. We hosted an open in May 2019 to share this with the community.

Open Day 1: What we presented on 18 May 2019

Thank you to those who made it along to our open day. For those who were not able to join you, you can find information that we presented in the below PDF.

At the Open Day, we outlined an update on where we are today, the challenges facing the current market and proposals for the path ahead which included some revisions to the originally consented scheme. All of this is outlined in the six panels within the below PDF. Please click through to view these.


Open Day 2: Saturday 29 June 2019

Thank you to those who joined us for our second Open Day where we presented updates that we have made to our proposed revised plans following feedback from the community at our first open day in May.

The principle changes we have made are as follows:

  1. CHANGING PLACES TOILET: We have agreed with the library services to revise the layout of the library to accommodate a Changing Places toilet following strong demand from the community.
  2. INDEPENDENT RETAIL: We have revised the size and configuration of the retail units to provide more units that are suitable for independent retailers as well as national operators.

We will now made final adjustments to our plans before submitting a revised planning application in Autumn 2019, and we expect to hear the planning outcome towards the end of this year/start of 2020.

Please find the materials which were presented in the attached PDF:


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