Quantum computing breakthrough cements Mid Sussex reputation as 'Silicon Valley' of the region
Credit: BBC News University of Sussex and Universal Quantum scientists have, for the first time, connected quantum microchips together, to make powerful quantum computers, demonstrating the growing reputation Mid Sussex has as a leading hub for science and tech. Researchers, based in Haywards Heath, have shown for the first time that quantum bits (...
The Flying Scotsman to visit Sussex’s Bluebell Railway for 100th anniversary
The Flying Scotsman will be visiting Sussex's Bluebell Railway as part of celebrations for the locomotive's 100th anniversary. The train will be offering trips along the 11-mile heritage railway over two weeks, which offers views across the South Downs. The event promises an educational day out for the whole family, with train stations transporting...
RISE to offer free online innovation workshops for SMEs
RISE (Research Innovation in Sussex Excellence) are offering FREE online workshops on the STEPS to Innovation. Suitable for SMEs, the series of five workshops focuses on successfully realising innovation in business, building towards the successful launch of an innovation idea. The free programme is delivered by universities and innovation experts....
Developer to build 450,000ft² plus last mile scheme in Burgess Hill
Real estate developers Panattoni have started speculatively developing a 452,469ft² last-mile logistics development at Burgess Hill, West Sussex after planning was granted in January this year. Panattoni Park Burgess Hill is located on a 22-acre site which will be home for 14 units ranging from 8,136 up to 142,815ft² in phase one. The units will be...
Hundreds attend Mid Sussex’ biggest business expo
Burgess Hill Means Business – the biggest business expo in Mid Sussex organised by Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) and comprising of 65 exhibitors, was officially opened by Mid Sussex MP Mims Davies last month, attracting over 250 visitors. Mid Sussex District Council works closely with the three business associations in the distric...
Three business leaders have been chosen to support Digital Futures West Sussex in skills drive
Digital Futures West Sussex has announced three business leaders as Digital Futures ambassadors for the county. These are; Mark Bullen, MD, GB Electronics; Luke Mead, CEO LMS Group; Barney Durrant, Director, Bluebell Digital based in East Grinstead. They will be the business voice for the Digital Futures programme which will run through 2023, impro...
Contractor appointed to build new low-carbon secondary school
An ambitious project to create a new ultra-low-carbon secondary school in Burgess Hill has taken another significant step forward with the appointment of a contractor. Following a competitive tendering process, West Sussex County Council has appointed Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd to deliver the new £57m school, with initial work set to begin on ...
Mid Sussex air quality is good and improving
Mid Sussex councillors have welcomed the news that air quality in the district has generally improved over the past five years. Councillors examined the annual status report on air quality at a meeting of Scrutiny Committee for Community, Customer Services and Service Delivery on Wednesday 1 February 2023. Mid Sussex District Council monitors air q...
Demand continues to outstrip supply across the Mid Sussex Industrial Market
Rents continue to rise due to demand significantly outweighing supply across the Mid Sussex industrial market, according to SHW's Q1 2023 South East Industrial Focus. Tim Hardwicke, SHW's Partner and Head of Agency, comments: "On the whole, 2022 saw a good level of take up across all size ranges, with lower take levels generally in locations where ...
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