South East Markets: Ashford, Dover, Surrey on track

Ashford Commercial Quarter

A new commercial quarter from local developers and the council could be central to transforming the town’s property market.

The 80,000 sq ft grade-A building is the first phase of Ashford Commercial Quarter, which could eventually accommodate 560,000 sq ft of office space and is expected to play a pivotal role in helping the Kent town live up to its potential.

Supported by the local council, a joint venture partnership between Quinn Estates and George Wilson Holdings has already pre-let 75% of grade-A office space to a mix of local, national and international occupiers.

Given the town’s connectivity – Connect 38 sits opposite Ashford International station with its regular services to London and the continent – the success of the scheme should come as no surprise. Yet it has taken time for the town to start punching its weight as a business location.

So what exactly do Connect 38 and Ashford Commercial Quarter comprise? And what part will this new business hub play in the wider regeneration of Ashford?

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