Plans for £10m Shoreham office development to be put to public

Concept design of the Ham Road office development
Concept design of the Ham Road office development

Residents are being given an opportunity to have a say on plans for a new multi-million pound office block on a Shoreham car park.

The car park in Ham Road was formerly used by council staff, who worked at the now demolished Adur Civic Centre opposite.

A design team is now preparing detailed proposals for the 0.3 hectare site, which will be used to provide workspace for local businesses.

Before a planning application for the redevelopment is submitted, members of the public are being invited to have their say on the scheme.

A drop-in consultation event will take place on Monday, June 26, from 3pm to 8pm in the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road.

An online consultation will then open on the council’s website and run for two weeks.

Any comments received will be used to guide the design team before they submit a detailed planning application.

Councillor Brian Boggis, executive member for regeneration at Adur District Council, said: “I am delighted that the council is progressing the redevelopment of this site to deliver new offices to support the expansion of local businesses.

“This public consultation exercise will give local residents and businesses an opportunity to comment on the proposals prior to any formal consultation when the planning application is formally submitted later in the year.”

Adur District Council has considered a number of options for the site since staff vacated the civic centre in 2013.

It is anticipated a planning application will be submitted this summer, with work potentially starting on site in the new year.

Across the road on the former Adur Civic Centre site, the council plan for a development with up to 150 homes and commercial space.