Crawley Station Gateway
- Arora Group
There are major plans to regenerate Crawley Station and Overline House in the town centre, revitalising one of Crawley’s key gateways and public realm area. Developers Arora Group first received outline planning permission in August 2016 to demolish Overline House (the existing station building) and replace it with a new railway station, three new blocks of residential properties consisting of 308 flats with associated parking and a public multi-storey car park with capacity for 120 vehicles.
Since then, Arora Group in partnership with Network Rail, Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the station operators (Govia Thameslink Railway) have been working together to modify the plans after a development constraint meant the feasibility of building the multi-storey car park needed to be reassessed. As a result, the Arora Group proposes to instead retain and upgrade the existing surface-level car park, upgrade the look and feel of Crawley station and ticket hall. The development also includes the complete refurbishment and extension of Overline House, providing 81 flats, with two additional floors and new ground level/retail and business units. Three additional new residential blocks containing 223 flats would be built to the west of Overline House. The planning applications for the revised plans was submitted in August this year.
In addition, a planning application has been submitted to demolish Moka nightclub and build 152 new apartment with commercial and retail units on the ground floor. The development has been proposed by Rainier Developments Limited and would also include a car club and electric vehicle parking spaces and a roof top terrace for residents.