A CRICKET club has sent the call out for businesses looking for an office with a pitchside view after planning bosses gave their six-y scheme the green light.

Sussex County Cricket Club has confirmed that they have been granted planning permission for the development of six new offices in the north-east corner of The County Ground in Hove.

The club hope to begin building work at the end of the upcoming cricket season with companies able to move in from New Year’s Day 2016.

Five new 65 square metre office units will be available to local businesses wishing to run their operations from Hove while a sixth unit will be developed as a conversion of the existing catering unit in the north-east corner.

The club estimate that the new offices will create approximately 30 new jobs and will bring the number of employees based at the Hove ground to around 130.

The office development is part of the club’s plans to build different revenue streams to help the county to compete with counties who host international matches.

The club posted an operating surplus of £122,000 in 2014 compared to a £103,000 loss 12 months earlier.

Chief executive Zac Toumazi said: “We’re delighted to be granted planning permission to develop the north-east corner of the ground and we believe that we can make this project a complete success.

“We look forward to hearing from a number of businesses and organisations who wish to base their operations in the unique location of a world famous cricket ground, home to the oldest professional sports club in the world”.

Businesses interested in the new offices should contact ian.waring@sussexcricket.co.uk or 01273 827108.