U+I recently ‘set up shop’ in Ashford to carry out several days of community consultations, gathering feedback on their regeneration aspirations for the area.
Between 18-19 March and 22-23 March, 339 members of public spoke to the team based at the McArthurGlen retail outlet and County Square shopping centre to share their initial thoughts on U+I’s regeneration plans for Victoria Way in Ashford.
Victoria Way is set to transform two vacant sites on Victoria Road. The proposed regeneration would deliver 225 new homes, a 120 bed hotel, an Aldi supermarket, flexible office / retail floor space and Chapel Down’s new Curious Brewery and visitor centre, all within a stone’s throw of Ashford International train station and connecting to the heart of the town.
Following a very successful crowdfunding campaign, Chapel Down managed to raise over £1m to build a state-of-the-art new brewery and visitor attraction. A core part of the U+I development, the brewery will attract thousands of visitors to the site every year. And what better way to discuss the opening of a new brewery than by handing out samples of some of Kent’s finest?