Newhaven Enterprise Zone

A key South Coast growth location within the Greater Brighton economy, providing access to continental markets

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Newhaven has substantial physical capacity for growth and is a critical part of the Greater Brighton economy – offering space to house the region’s expanding high-growth businesses.

Competitive Advantage:

Newhaven offers competitive advantage as a growth location for innovation, including advanced engineering, marine and environmental technologies linked to recent major developments including:
• The £1.3 billion Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. Rampion’s Operations & Maintenance Base is located at Newhaven Port, within the Enterprise Zone.
• The £13 million University Technical College (UTC@harbourside), specialising in marine and environmental engineering for 14-19 year olds.

Developing Infrastructure:
Newhaven is already highly accessible, being located close to Brighton and London. This is being supplemented by a £17 million investment in the town’s flood defences, as well as the planned new Port Access Road linking the waterfront with some of the main access routes through Newhaven.

A Centre for Skills
Alongside the fantastic new UTC@harbourside, Newhaven boasts an additional further education establishment (Sussex Downs College) as well as proximity to both local universities – Sussex and Brighton.

Growth Potential:
Newhaven’s Enterprise Zone is forecast to create and safeguard up to 2,000 jobs, as well as creating significant new and refurbished commercial floorspace for emerging occupiers.

Sector focus

  • Advanced engineering & manufacturing
  • Clean, Green and Marine
  • Environmental technology and services
  • Creative & digital


79ha of land across eight key sites in Newhaven, East Sussex.

Find out more

Peter Sharp

Newhaven EZ Programme Manager, Lewes District Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01273 484044 / 07826 903742

Newhaven EZ website