Green light for £35m mixed-use development in Horsham

6 Mar 2017

Green light for £35m mixed-use development in Horsham

A joint venture between Reef Estates and Arcus-PCD has been granted planning consent by Horsham District Council to redevelop Piries Place in Horsham Town Centre and create a high-quality, mixed-use scheme that will regenerate the local area and boost the local economy through the creation of new jobs.

Designed by urban revival specialists Holder Mathias Architects, the mixed-use scheme will be located within the award-winning market town centre of Horsham, directly adjacent to the Horsham Conservation Area. The architectural concept will be considerate to the town’s history while providing a progressive leisure offering with a new independent Everyman Cinema, 92-bed Premier Inn hotel, shops, offices and restaurants.

The buildings’ cladding will comprise two types of brickwork, as well as bronze coloured metalwork, and takes inspiration from the local architectural style of historic buildings located in Carfax and the nearby conservation area. The surrounding public realm will be enhanced by new outdoor seating and improved pedestrian routes, designed to help reinforce links between the local areas and the existing car park.

Max Poole, Partner at Holder Mathias, said: “This is a significant mixed-use scheme that will transform Piries Place and regenerate the wider area of Horsham by expanding the town’s leisure offering. Our approach is to design a high quality, mixed-use scheme with enduring value that will contribute to Horsham’s future prosperity and at the same time be sympathetic to the town’s historic character.”

Will Rohleder of Reef Estates, said: “Our plans include a leisure led scheme with a mixture of offices, retail and high end restaurants. In addition a three screen Everyman cinema which will anchor the regeneration. This mix of uses will add to our place creation ambitions with the restaurant units situated around the square offering outdoor seating and an area which will be able to hold future events.”

Construction is due to start in June, with completion expected September 2018.