Sussex Cricket have begun work on phase one of their masterplan for the 1st Central County Ground.

Phase one will see the elegant development in the south-west corner of the ground consisting of stylish apartments, office spaces and a new pub to replace The Sussex Cricketer.

Demolition of the old site has been completed and soon excavation will commence for the underground parking facilities included as part of the project.

Construction work is scheduled to be completed in 18 months’ time.

The Tate Residences will consist of 37 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments along with exceptional three- and four-bedroom apartments. 

On the sixth floor there will be a substantial residents’ communal rooftop terrace offering unparalleled views across the cricket ground and surrounding areas.

Sussex's chief executive Rob Andrew said: “We are delighted with the progress of the masterplan for The 1st Central County Ground so far.

“Phase one is the redevelopment of the Sussex Cricketer pub and the south-west corner of the ground. This will be followed by further improvements to the cricket ground itself in due course.  Phase one is critical to these further developments and we were delighted to receive planning permission in March 2020.

“Working closely with our development partner, Roffey Homes, I am very pleased to say that, despite the difficulties of the last 12 months, we are still on track with our plan to complete phase one by the end of 2022.

“The level of interest in The Tate Residences, even before we go into the ground has been very strong and we believe the quality of the development and its location will prove to be very appealing to purchasers.

“As we move forward with a significant project for the club, I am excited that we will produce a landmark building which will become an impressive entrance to our cricket ground, but also create a long term commercial asset for the club which will help our plans for further ground development and financial stability in the future.”

Further information regarding Sussex Cricket’s masterplan for The 1st Central County Ground – including a downloadable brochure for The Tate Residences - is available at