Scott Marshall, Managing Director,
Marshall Regen Ltd.
Former Director for Regeneration at Brighton & Hove City Council and Director for the Economy at Adur & Worthing Councils.[Back to list]
The redevelopment of the former cement works is, without doubt, one of the most exciting regeneration opportunities in the south-east.
It is likely to be the largest brownfield regeneration scheme for the south coast and its long-term positive economic, social and cultural impact will benefit generations to come, providing much need homes, jobs, skills and training opportunities, new business and leisure accommodation and a vibrant cultural offer.
If delivered successfully, the scheme could bring in £1.3bn of inward investment to the area, provide over 2,200 new homes, create over 1,500 construction jobs and an additional 4,400 employment opportunities for local people. In total it will provide an estimated £90m annually to the local economy and an economic impact of £1bn over ten years.
I am fully committed to seeing the regeneration of the former cement works come to fruition by working with and alongside local stakeholders, public and private sector partners and, most importantly the local community, to ensure that the benefits of the opportunity are secured for local communities.
I have worked on award winning regeneration schemes in the south-east and negotiated, influenced and supported private sector developers to secure funding from national and international banks and financial institutions for the delivery of the area’s major projects which have provided some £1.7billion of capital investment, created 2,500 new job opportunities and provided almost 2,000 new homes.
Many schemes for the site have come and gone over the years but the South Downs Project is unique, it provides a genuine mix of land uses, it is credible and financially deliver- able.
The project has the endorsement of some of the best independent experts in the country and I am delighted to be part of the team to ensure the future of the cement works in its unique natural environment helps deliver the region’s economic growth ambitions.
Marshall Regen Ltd.
Former Director for Regeneration
at Brighton & Hove City Council
and Director for the Economy
at Adur & Worthing Councils.