The Triangle, Ashford
Kings Crescent Homes is thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of a large site in the town centre of Ashford, Kent, which has planning consent for 400 residential apartments and associated commercial space, which has an expected GDV of over £90m. It is equally exciting to be working with funding partners, Homes England and Lendinvest – two of the UK’s leading funding platforms.
With planning already in place and a cleared site, construction will begin immediately in May 2021 to bring into use a key development which was paused for four years; with the development project to be split into two phases.
Phase 1 will see the development of 143 units and some commercial amenity, with a GDV of over £35 million and target completion of Q1, 2023. Phase 2 will include the development of a further 257 flats, at a GDV of over £55 million. The units for this residential development will range from one to three bedrooms providing much needed affordable units, just a few minutes walk to Ashford’s International Train Station, which is only 30 minutes to Central London and less than 2 hours to Paris.
Nick Harvey-Jones, Co-Founder of Kings Crescent Homes, commented: “We’re extremely excited to develop this well-located and attractively designed scheme, with phase 1 to be named The Triangle, in Central Ashford, alongside our funding partners Lendinvest and Homes England. For a very affordable price point, this development will offer premium spec units with views of the neighbouring Victoria Park and River Stour, in one of the UK’s fastest growing towns which benefits from high speed rail connections which can get you to Central London in circa 30 minutes”
Rod Lockhart, Chief Executive Officer at LendInvest, added: “We’re very pleased to see a development on this site moving forward and to kick off a new partnership with Homes England and Kings Crescent Homes. The project will deliver much needed new homes in a key strategic south east location.”
Stuart Dawkins, Head of Development Finance at Homes England, added: “Homes England are delighted to be supporting a burgeoning SME developer deliver their first scheme to the Ashford market. Although a challenging project, it will deliver 400 high quality homes in an area of high growth but low affordability, and will allow Kings Crescent Homes to establish their platform.”