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Coachworks receives planning permission



We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for our new project, The Coachworks, located in Ashford, Kent. In April 2018, we were selected by Ashford Borough Council in a two-stage open ideas competition to develop a £650,000 interim, ‘meanwhile’ proposal for this unused site. This exciting urban design scheme is located at the heart of Ashford and hopefully, by Summer of 2019, will feature as not only as a social hub but also as a new workspace, with co-working and office, aimed at start-up businesses, flexible indoor and outdoor event space and a food and drink destination showcasing local producers and suppliers. Director Carl Turner comments on the project, saying, “We see the space as a platform for local people to work, meet and socialise and we will be pulling out all the stops to get The Hothouse open for summer 2019. Fingers crossed for another long hot summer!” More details and design updates to follow.

We hope to see you there, once the project is completed.

Project data

Location Ashford, Kent
Type of project Meanwhile (5 years) food hall, event space and co-working space
Client Ashford Borough Council
Architect Carl Turner Architects
Structural engineer Eckersley O’Callaghan
M&E consultant Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor Jackson Coles
Start on site date Feb 2019
Completion date Summer 2019
Gross internal floor area 1,000m²
Form of contract Design and Build
Total cost £650,000