The future for our Ashford regeneration plans look bright, as we have been granted planning permission to deliver a new mixed-use development at the old Powergen site on Victoria Way.
Previously occupied by Powergen in the 1990s, the project will bring 660 new homes, new public realm and a café for Ashford, built on a brownfield parcel of land that has lain derelict for well over a decade.
We are delivering the scheme in partnership with Canterbury-based developer Quinn Estates and specialist private rented sector operator, Neighbour. Plans have been designed by the RIBA award-winning team, Guy Hollaway Architects.
This strategic regeneration project will help to link Ashford town centre with Victoria Park to the south, creating a new residential community and injecting new life into a currently unused site.
As well as the Powergen scheme, we have exchanged contracts to acquire a second site located opposite Ashford International train station, from the Homes and Communities Agency. Almost six acres in size, a master plan is currently in progress for a significant regeneration project that will create over 165 new jobs. The proposed development would house approximately 200 residential units, a 120-bed hotel, an Aldi food store and a new brewery and visitor centre for local wine and beer maker, Chapel Down.
With Ashford's fantastic rail connections to London and Europe, Ashford is going through an extraordinary and exciting change. We are delighted to be a part of the continued economic development of Ashford and will work closely with our partners to help bring the town’s full potential to the fore.