Sidley Goods Yard progress

WORK is "progressing well" on the £3.5m Sidley Goods Yard scheme.

Wednesday, 24th June 2009, 1:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 7:58 pm

Rother District Council members have been visiting the project, which will provide up to 120 new jobs, over the last week.

The development will provide 2,260 square meters of light industrial and office space.

It features workshops in two blocks, together with a two-storey unit divided into 20 lettable rooms.

Incubator units will include sustainable, green features such as solar panels and ground source heat pumps.

The site, next to the proposed Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, was a railway depot until the late 1960s. It has since been brought into the ownership of Rother District Council and used as an employment site with a number of industrial uses.

The goods yard development is a priority project for the Council.

Rother leader Cllr Carl Maynard and project sponsor Cllr Brian Kentfield dropped by to check on progress alongside Cllr Bridget George and Cllr Jonathan Johnson.

Councillors Deirdre Williams and Robert Wheeler also made a trip to witness the ongoing work.

Cllr Kentfield said: "It's encouraging to see the scheme is progressing well.

"The redevelopment will give a positive message to business leaders. It will prove to be a great boost to the local economy and provide much needed jobs for the area.

"It shows the Council is being forward-thinking and, at a time when other authorities are cutting back, we will continue to invest in the district to put us in the best position possible for when the economy recovers."

Work is due to finish in spring 2010.