After securing this contract via an extensive competitive tender process with Kent County Council back in 2020, we were delighted to complete this multi-million-pound contract in 2022.
Our construction work on the site at Henwood Industrial Estate in Ashford involved the redevelopment of a disused site adjacent to the M20 motorway to provide an exciting development for employment use with a focus on Ashford’s creative economy.
The first distinct element involved the construction of 25 light industrial units, large external car parking areas and associated infrastructure works, providing a highly accessible hub for creative businesses and the general market. In addition, a large standalone unit was delivered and has been leased by Ashford Borough Council to leading music education charity Kent Music as it’s headquarters. The building includes admin offices and meeting rooms alongside a large warehouse used for the storage of Kent Music’s extensive instrument lending library.
The second distinct element of the project provides a new state-of-the-art base for the critically acclaimed Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company. JV has been based in Ashford for the past ten years and has now taken up full residency of the completed building, aptly named JVHome.
Now complete and fully open, we are very proud to have undertaken the construction work for the project, which was some eight years in the making. The project is testament to the partnership with Kent County Council, Arts Council England, Ashford Borough Council and Jasmin Vardimon who have collaborated to deliver this high quality ‘Creative Enterprise Quarter’ in Ashford.