Crawley is a town and local government district with Borough status in West Sussex, England. It is 28 miles (45 km) south of Charing Cross, 18 miles (29 km) north of Brighton and Hove, and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of the county town of Chichester.
Serviced offices in Crawley are set within a thriving centre of commerce and business. Gatwick Airport, now one of Britain's busiest international airports, opened on the edge of the town in the 1940's, encouraging commercial and industrial growth.
Economically, the town has developed into the main centre of industry and employment between London and the south coast of England. A large industrial area supports industries and services, many of which are connected with the airport, and the commercial and retail sectors continue to expand.
The significance of the airport to local employment and enterprise was reflected by the formation of the Gatwick Diamond partnership. This venture, supported by local businesses, local government and SEEDA, South East England's Regional Development Agency, aims to maintain and improve the Crawley and Gatwick area's status as a region of national and international economic importance.
Companies headquartered in Crawley include Astraeus Airlines, Doosan Babcock Energy, WesternGeco, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Atlantic's associated travel agency Virgin Holidays, and the Office of the Paymaster-General. BDO International has an office in Crawley.
Tenants looking for serviced offices in Crawley can expect to find modern, striking buildings located 5 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 30 minutes from London on the Gatwick Express, and just 4 miles from junction 9 and 10 of the M23.
Tenants with access to serviced offices in Crawley have some of the best transport links in West Sussex. The M23 connects London's orbital motorway, the M25, to the A23 at Pease Pottage, at the southern edge of Crawley's built-up area. The M23 has junctions in the Crawley area at the A2011/A264 (Junction 10) and Maidenbower (area of Crawley) (Junction 10A). The end of the motorway at Pease Pottage is Junction 11. The A2011, another dual-carriageway, joins the A23 in West Green and provides a link, via the A2004, to the town centre. The A2220 follows the former route of the A264 through the town, linking the A23 directly to the A264 at Copthorne from where it then runs to East Grinstead.
Airport Code: LCY
Distance from Crawley, West Sussex: 38 miles (61km)
Airport Code: LHR
Distance from Crawley, West Sussex: 40 miles (64km)
Airport Code: LGW
Distance from Crawley, West Sussex: 5 miles (8km)
Airport Code: LTN
Distance from Crawley, West Sussex: 74 miles (119km)
Airport Code: STN
Distance from Crawley, West Sussex: 75 miles (120km)
Regular train services run from Crawley to London Victoria and London Bridge stations, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon, Horsham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton. Three Bridges has direct "Thameslink" trains to Bedford & Brighton.
Serviced offices in Crawley are currently served by Metrobus, Crawley's main operator. It provides local services between the neighbourhoods and town centre, and longer-distance routes to Horsham, Redhill, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing and Brighton.