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Work starts to create digital hub at station

Vacant spaces at Bognor Regis railway station are being transformed into modern business spaces.

 

Construction began this week on the creative digital hub, called The Track, in the Edwardian building.

 

The hub will offer a shared and collaborative employment workspace, events space, meeting rooms and ultra-fast internet fibre connection for creative and digital businesses in the area.

 

The two previously-vacant areas, which are at the front of the station, will be transformed.

 

On Monday, West Sussex County Council’s project team joined the contractors, Kier site manager Ty Donat and Bronwen Byng, the project manager for Aecom, to celebrate the ceremonial breaking of ground for the project.

 

Cllr Bob Lanzer, the council’s cabinet member for the economy, said: This is an exciting project that will transform these vacant spaces and bring new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. We look forward to launching The Track next year.”

 

The Track will take about five months to construct and will support the growth of creative and digital businesses around the town.

 

The design for the hub has been carried out by internationally-renowned designer and West Sussex resident Wayne Hemingway.

 

The works are due to be finished next March and The Track should be open in the following month.

 

It will be managed by Town Square Spaces and will follow their successful management of innovative workspaces in Wrexham and Bicester.

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