Sea Change Sussex is bringing forward proposals for the first development on the North Queensway Innovation Park in Hastings/St Leonards – a facility for Michael Tyler Furniture Ltd, maker of high-quality upholstered furniture. 

The facility (see artist’s impression below) would be an approximately 30,000 sq ft single-storey building including workshops, a showroom, offices, a staff common room, canteen and car park.

New facility - artist's impression
New facility – artist’s impression

The new building is proposed for a plot immediately to the right of the entrance from Queensway (as shown below).

Aerial photo
Aerial photo

Sea Change is showing the proposals to nearby residents for their comments before submitting a planning application for the scheme in the near future.

To download the information being shown to residents, please click here.

Sea Change welcomes comments on the proposals: people can email or write to NQ Comments, Holwood Place, 33 Rydens Road, Walton KT12 3AF.

Sea Change would ideally like to receive any comments by 4pm on Thursday 27 August, but can accept them up to 9 September.


Background information:

The North Queensway Innovation Park is approximately 12-acres and located on Queensway in north-west Hastings/St Leonards. It is capable of accommodating up to 120,000 sq ft of business premises and is part of Sea Change’s programme to develop high-quality business sites and premises in order to secure and grow local job opportunities, as envisaged in the borough’s Local Plan.

Sea Change has already cleared plots on the Innovation Park and created a junction from Queensway and entrance into the site. It has been involved in discussions with several potential occupiers for the Park.

If the furniture factory scheme goes ahead, Sea Change would at the same time install drainage and develop part of the site road network to provide access and services to the facility.

The works would also include the planting of trees, wildflowers and grasses to reinforce the natural screening between the new building and the High Beech Chalet Park to the north-west.

If the Michael Tyler scheme receives planning consent this year, construction is likely to take place in 2016.