Saga’s Hastings Operation Opens For Business

Posted on January 13, 2011

Saga's new insurance operation in Hastings, East Sussex, officially opens for business today, Thursday 13 January. In December, Saga purchased a new, six-storey building - One Priory Square - which stands in the centre of Hastings’ new Priory Quarter business district, created as part of the economic development programme for Hastings. The new offices will eventually accommodate 800 people.  Recruitment started in October last year and ...

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Construction Starts For New University Centre Hastings Facility

Posted on June 15, 2010

The creation of a second set of premises for the University of Brighton’s University Centre Hastings (UCH) has taken a major step forward: site demolition has been completed and construction has begun. This marks a significant milestone for higher education in the area, with the new facility scheduled to be ready for the start of the September 2011 academic year. Demolition of the poor quality, 1960s rear extension to Hastings’ Post ...

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Heringtons Move Into One Priory Square as First Flexible Tenant

Posted on February 10, 2010

Hastings’ Priory Quarter business district has welcomed its latest office tenant:  Heringtons Solicitors.  Heringtons are the first business to take space on the new flexible terms on offer. Heringtons have taken a large office suite in One Priory Square on licence from Coastal Land LLP, a joint venture between economic development company Sea Space and The Land Group. Heringtons are an East Sussex law firm, with offices in Eastbourne, ...

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University Centre Hastings Building Approved

Posted on December 14, 2009

Planning consent has been granted to refurbish and extend the Post Office building in Hastings town centre to turn it into additional premises for the University of Brighton at University Centre Hastings (UCH). Plans for new UCH facilities on this site were submitted by Sea Space, the local economic development company, in September. The plans show the Post Office remaining on the ground floor, accessed from Cambridge Road, with the frontage ...

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Priory Square Opens in Hastings as Latest Part of New Business District

Posted on June 29, 2009

Priory Square was opened on Friday 26 June in Hastings town centre at a hospitality event for businesses, the community and government officials. The event to open the public space and new offices included music from three local bands plus locally produced food and drinks. It was attended by around 200 people, who also saw contemporary art works on display in the offices and, from the sixth floor balcony, panoramic views across the town to ...

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Hastings Gets Further 44,000 sq ft of Top Spec Offices With Completion of ‘One Priory Square’

Posted on June 15, 2009

One Priory Square has been completed in Hastings town centre.  The seven-storey building adds a further 44,883 sq ft of Grade A offices to Hastings’ new Priory Quarter business district.  It fronts Priory Square, a landscaped public space to be completed within the next month. One Priory Square is a development by Coastal Land LLP – a joint venture between economic development company Sea Space and property specialist The Land Group. It ...

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Study Finds Companies Can Save Over £2M pa Operating From Hastings Instead of London

Posted on May 15, 2009

A study into the comparative costs of running a business in London vs Hastings, East Sussex, has found companies could save over £2M a year by being based in the south coast town. The analysis, for development company Coastal Land LLP, compares the operating costs for a hypothetical medium-size company. It finds that the company could save over £2.4M a year by being based in Hastings instead of the West End - almost halving its running ...

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Tesco Opens Doors of First New Retail Business in Hastings’ Priory Quarter

Posted on March 11, 2009

A new Tesco store – the first new retail business within Hastings’ Priory Quarter commercial district - opened its doors on Wednesday 11 March. The Tesco Express store is on the ground floor of the new Lacuna Place office development within Priory Quarter and is open 7am - 10pm, seven days a week. The supermarket chain is leasing the 4,542 sq ft unit from Coastal Land LLP, a joint venture between economic development company Sea Space and ...

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First Office Tenant Bibby Financial Services Moves Into Hastings’ New Priory Quarter

Posted on January 14, 2009

Bibby Financial Services has taken a lease from Coastal Land LLP, a joint venture between economic development company Sea Space and The Land Group. This is for the 8,186 sq ft third floor of the new Lacuna Place office building. The company moved into its new premises this week. Bibby Financial Services is the largest independent invoice finance provider in the UK, specialising in a range of cash flow solutions for businesses. Its Hastings ...

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Tesco Snaps up First New Retail Space in Hastings’ Priory Quarter Business District

Posted on November 12, 2008

Tesco has signed up to lease the first retail space to become available in Priory Quarter – the rapidly emerging new commercial district in Hastings town centre. The supermarket chain has reached an agreement with Coastal Land LLP (a joint venture between economic development company Sea Space and The Land Group), to lease a 4,530 sq ft unit within the new Lacuna Place office and retail development. This will be for a Tesco Express outlet ...

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