Construction has started on the next major regeneration project for the Hastings area of East Sussex. The scheme – named Havelock Place – is now under way in the Priory Quarter business district in Hastings town centre.

Havelock Place will comprise 24,192 sq ft of high quality offices over five storeys. The property is intended to attract expanding companies and secure significant jobs, with the capacity to accommodate over 350 employees.


Piling work under way to create Havelock Place
Start of piling work

Vinci Construction is building the scheme on behalf of East Sussex economic development company, Sea Change Sussex. The site – where run-down terraced houses have been demolished – lies close to Hastings rail station and town centre amenities.

It is next to One Priory Square – the recently-developed 44,883 sq ft, six-storey offices which are now occupied by Saga, bringing 800 jobs to Hastings.

Vinci started construction with initial piling work this week to set the foundations for Havelock Place. The firm expects to complete the building project next summer.

Sea Change is already in discussions with potential occupiers and is inviting further pre-let enquiries.

The regeneration company could let the whole building to a single occupier, or let separate offices ranging from a 1,353 sq ft ground floor unit to floors of up to 4,550 sq ft.

The Havelock Place scheme has been designed by Proctor & Matthews Architects to have several distinct architectural elements.

A layered masonry façade with colonnade will run along Havelock Road. The predominant material up to third floor level will be brick with perforated panels. The upper two storeys will be stepped back in the form of a glazed pavilion. 

Havelock Place - artists impression
The completed Havelock Place – artist’s impression

Sea Change plans to follow this project with the development of a further, adjoining 37,000 sq ft office building.

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