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Shoreham Technical Centre

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Shoreham Technical Centre (STC), Ricardo’s head office, is home to around 700 permanent and temporary engineers, technicians and professional support staff across a wide range of specialisms and departments. The Shoreham site also hosts a number of test cells, our emissions research centre, niche engine assembly line and the Ricardo centenary innovation centre.

STC is keen to support upcoming, young talent and takes on a number of graduates, apprentices, placement and work experience students throughout the year and is always open to employees creating new societies and groups. We currently have a keen group of runners, golfers, cyclists, a darts club, a football club and many more.

There’s plenty going on at Shoreham including a Summer BBQ, on site fireworks display and Christmas Parties, amongst many other events. We also created ‘Lunch & Learn’, a series of lunch events which enables employees to learn about new and interesting topics presented by a specialist over a catered lunch.

At Ricardo, we fully understand that a healthy work/life balance is important so we support part-time and flexible working.

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Shoreham Technical Centre (Head Office) Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex BN43 5FG UK T: +44 (0)1273 455611 E: info@ricardo.com


We are a 20-25 minutes’ walk or 5-minute cycle from Shoreham-By-Sea train station. We are also a 30-45-minute drive from Gatwick Airport.

Time taken to drive to the office is highly traffic/public transport dependent and estimates provided are for guidance only based on a 9am start. Our postcode is BN43 5FG.

Parking at STC is easy, with 2 large carparks as well as places to store your bike or motorcycle.

From Hove

Car: 20-30 minutes

Train and walk: 25-30 minutes

Bus and walk: 45 minutes

Cycle: around 30 minutes

From Brighton

Car: 20-40 minutes

Train and walk: 35 minutes

Bus and walk: 50 minutes

Cycle: around 40 minutes

From Shoreham

Car: 10 minutes

Cycle: 5-10 minutes

Walk: 20-25 minutes

From Worthing

Car: 15-25 minutes

Train and walk: 30 minutes

Bus and walk: 45 minutes

Cycle: Around 30 minutes

From Lancing

Walk: 30-40 minutes

Car: 10 minutes

Cycle: 15 minutes

Smaller villages (will vary)

Car: 15-40 minutes

Train and walk: 1hr 15- 1hr 30

Bus and walk: around 15 minutes

Cycle: Around 20-30 minutes

Site information

The Shoreham office is close to many shopping and lunch facilities; The Holmbush centre is all of a 5-minute drive away, (http://www.holmbushshopping.co.uk/). There are also a few pubs just a short walk away although we have a subsidised onsite canteen too serving breakfast and lunch each day. Access to Shoreham high street is easy, where you can find cash points/banks, a dentist, health & beauty shops, cafes and convenience stores. STC is located next to the River Adur, perfect for a lunch time walk. Brighton is just a short drive or train journey away and has plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and a lovely beach.

STC is situated between the south downs and the beach so there is plenty to do and see. Some popular days out include Brighton Beach, Arundel Castle, Brighton Royal Pavilion, Sea life Brighton and theme parks such as Thorpe Park are less than a 1.5hrs drive away. Some popular shopping options include Brighton Laines and town centre, Chichester, Arundel, Horsham and Worthing.

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If you are thinking of relocating to the area, here are some popular towns/villages to rent or buy. All of these towns are roughly within a 10-mile radius of STC. The property prices shown below are the average prices to rent and buy in local towns that are around a 10-mile radius of the office. These are based on average figures frm 2017 provided from Rightmove and vary based on the property and the location.

East Sussex

Hove: £450,000

Brighton: £405,000

West Sussex

Shoreham: £360,000

Worthing: £310,000

Lancing: £290,000

Smaller Villages (Steyning, Upper Beeding, Pulborough): £420,000

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Shoreham Technical Centre (Head Office) Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex BN43 5FG UK T: +44 (0)1273 455611 E: info@ricardo.com

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