As a place for business and lifestyle opportunities, Ashford has it all – from fast transport connections, millions of pounds in inward investment and growth, to culture and lifestyle.
By high speed train, Ashford is just 38 minutes from London and less than two hours from Paris by Eurostar, with easy access to the rest of Europe by road and rail. Ashford’s fantastic location puts it in prime position for businesses looking to tap into international and regional markets.
When it comes to making land acquisitions, Ashford already had a head-start for Quinn Estates. On top of the town being well connected, and a great place to live, advantageous commercial property rates made the decision to invest easy. Kent commercial property costs are up to 60% cheaper than London.
Ashford is no exception. ACQ ONE 38 is a grade ‘A’ office block in a prime position in the centre of the town and adjacent to Ashford International Train Station. The first phase is a landmark building offering modern office and retail space. Set over six floors, the scheme offers a contemporary working environment for dynamic and ambitious businesses. Quinn Estates has marked a significant milestone with 75% of space already let. The building is poised to add the latest chapter to the commercial success of Kent’s International Town.
Knowing that potential businesses can access homes and vibrant communities for their staff is an imperative in development. Alongside a successful commercial offer, Chilmington Green will be Ashford’s first Garden City, designed and built to meet the needs of a 21st century community. The development will herald new opportunities for a healthier, more prosperous and safer lifestyle for its residents. The average home in the town is £284,210 – a modest figure compared to other desirable locations in Kent – and favourable to the current average of £314,700. Ashford has experienced a value change of £8,065, which is a 2.63% increase.
England’s leading winemaker, Chapel Down, are currently constructing a new state-of-the-art brewery in the heart of Ashford. Highly efficient and well-placed for transport, the brewery will provide a day of entertainment, education and refreshment by one of the UK’s most exciting companies.
Ashford is a proven fantastic place to live, with nine in ten residents claiming they are satisfied with the local area as a place to live. It offers a family-friendly alternative to people wanting to escape their busy city lifestyle, but also wanting to remain connected to the capital and the rest of the country. With great schools and college, a busy town centre and leisure offer, spacious and affordable housing and plenty of business space to grow, Ashford is a vibrant and attractive place to live and work – and only 38 minutes from London.
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Quinn Estates is the South East’s foremost mixed-use developer with an exceptionally strong track record in obtaining planning consent on strategic and brownfield sites. The company owns or controls land upon which we are actively involved in planning on 22,500 residential plots and 4m sq.ft of commercial space spread across 48 sites in the South East of England.