making sense of place economics

Hastings & Bexhill Renaissance

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Hastings is the most deprived town in the South East and amongst the most dependent nationally on public sector employment. A Five Point Plan for economic recovery, led by a public-private partnership - Sea Space, has been successful in driving new investments against challenging economic conditions.

GENECON has been advising Sea Space for several years on strategy and funding, including the development of business cases for key investments. The funding cases for Lacuna Place, a major new business location in the heart of the town, a new University campus in Priory Quarter and new business facilities at Queensway Business Park were led by GENECON. Our submissions were instrumental in making the case to Government for innovative mechanisms to unlock private sector funding streams and deliver real economic change in this priority town. We have also supported the case for Regional Growth Fund to support the continued delivery of the Sea Space programme.

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