July 2020: Phase Two of the Hailsham Aspires project to enhance the town centre has begun. This involves drawing up a range of possible options for the layout and zoning of the Vicarage Field site, ahead of a further stage of public consultation. Brighton-based Architects Conran and Partners are taking the lead after the Hailsham Aspires Sponsor Board approved the draft project brief. This was presented by project managers, Mott MacDonald. Once the range of options becomes clearer, there will be opportunities for everyone with an interest in the future sustainability of the town centre to get involved.
The full press release can be viewed here; Next Steps for Hailsham Aspires
May 2020: Award-winning architects Conran and Partners have been appointed to lead the design brief for the prestigious Hailsham Aspires project. Conran and Partners is joined on the Hailsham Aspires design team by environmental engineers Hilson Moran, civil and structural engineers AKT II, planning consultants Lambert Smith Hampton, and community engagement specialists Snapdragon at PLMR. Mott MacDonald, global management, engineering and development consultants, have been appointed to project manage the proposed town centre regeneration scheme. They will co-ordinate the design team and provide development, project and cost management services.
The full press release announcing the appointment of the Hailsham Aspires design team can be viewed here; Top team lined up for Hailsham Aspires
Feb 2020: The findings of the Hailsham Aspires consultation point the way ahead for a future-looking, modern market town which respects its existing heritage. Residents and visitors would like to see more green and open spaces in the heart of the town, restaurants, a public space for cultural activities and easier access.The first phase of consultation ran from 12 August 2019 to 12 November 2019. The focus at this stage was to explore the aspirations of those that live, work in or visit Hailsham for the next 10-15 years. These views will now help us to inform the design team in their work to bring forward regeneration proposals for the Vicarage Field shopping area, District Council offices, the Leisure Centre and the nearby car parks. Further opportunities to get involved and input into the design will be available in due course.
The full press release , including a link to the full report can be viewed here; Aspiring for a better Hailsham