WSCC commissioned HNW Architects to develop a concept scheme for a state-of-the-art Science Park on the former Novartis site in Horsham. The scheme aims to safeguard a Scientific Research legacy for Horsham - scientific research has been carried out on this site since the late 1930's.
The scheme presents a sustainable alternative to the current Local Development Plan, knitting in to the wider fabric of Horsham Town.
Set within the Gatwick Diamond, the site will provide mixed use facilities ranging from research-based incubation units through to potential for commercial and scientific development company headquarters facilities. The proposals provide ample on-site parking along with enhanced links to public transport systems, ensuring that no additional pressure need be placed on existing residential parking.
The western portion of the site is dominated by the Art Deco former headquarters of Novartis, approached through a mature cedar avenue. It is envisaged that the character of this landscaped area will be conserved and transformed into residential 'mansion house' developments. The existing central Art Deco building will remain as the pivotal point of the entire development and might include some apartments, restaurant facilities and other ancillary functions in support of the whole campus development.