Green light for Ashford scheme

Castle City Estates and Ashford Borough Council scheme approved

Castle City Estates and Ashford Borough Council have been granted consent for a new 91,000-sq ft retail park in Ashford, Kent. Designed by Stephen George + Partners the development consists of two retail terraces split into six units and connected by an outdoor garden centre. Additionally there will be a 2,000-sq ft standalone retail unit and a 2,200-sq ft café unit.

SGP director Stuart Hancox said: “Our client Castle City Estates and Ashford Borough Council wanted a quality development that met their high design standards. Having undertaken previous schemes in the Ashford area, SGP was chosen to bring a new approach to the park; still functional and honest but without the normal metal clad box like forms opting instead for a softer more natural feel.”

The buildings have good environmental credentials and aim to achieve BREEAM ‘very good’. Work is planned to start in February 2019.

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