National Cat Centre May 2018

National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate

C J Thorne have recently started work on a new project at the National Cat Centre. The £250k project will involve upgrading the existing car park and providing additional parking spaces. A retaining wall will also be built in order to improve the line of sight on the site’s access road.

Eatons Footbridge, Henfield

C J Thorne has recently started work for West Sussex County Council to replace an existing historic footbridge that had fallen into disrepair.

The bridge is located over the River Adur so gaining access to the bridge was a bit of a challenge! Fortunately, due to the recent good weather, work is progressing well. The old bridge has now been removed with sections salvaged for the local museum.

The new piled foundations are nearly complete and the new 21 m footbridge was delivered to site from Holland this week, ready for installation.

Astral Towers, Crawley, Upgrade to existing car park

We have recently completed a project at Astral Towers in Crawley to extend the existing car park, which has provided 75 additional parking spaces.

The £220k project included earthworks and landscaping in an environmentally sensitive area and combined the skills of staff from both C J Thorne and Hobart Paving Ltd to complete the works. Well done to Steve, Lee and their team for doing a great job.

C J Thorne Sponsor Uckfield Business Awards 2018

C J Thorne are proud to be the major sponsor of the upcoming Uckfield Business Awards which are due to take place on Thursday 8th November 2018. Last night we attended the official launch of the Awards at the Bluebell Vineyard as part of the bi-monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The Uckfield Business Awards is a celebration open to all businesses in Uckfield and its immediate surrounds which was launched in 2012 to promote the achievements and diversity of the Uckfield business community. With 15 award categories, C J Thorne will be sponsoring Business of the Year, which is the award we won in 2014.

Chris Thorne, Managing Director, spoke to his Chamber colleagues explaining how proud he was to be able to give back to the awards by sponsoring such a prestigious category. The entries for nominations open today (Friday 18th May) and close on 6th September. To read more about the awards, visit their website