Victoria Way Submits For Planning
Planning submissions have now been made for a new development at Victoria Way. The plans offer the opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use scheme that will accommodate a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction, 216 apartments, a 120 bed hotel, a foodstore, and flexible office/retail floorspace within the heart of Ashford.
Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to be working alongside clients, Chapel Down, and regeneration specialist and developer, U+I, on the multi-million pound development creating a combined new brewery and destination eating experience in the South East of England.
Excitingly, the new bespoke Curious Brewery is set to take over production of Chapel Down’s gold star Curious Brew products, putting Ashford on the map.
Arranged in a ‘U’ shape around a central landscape space, the scheme also boasts 216 residential units, comprising of 200 PRS and 16 residential units sitting above a commercial unit. Most apartments face South with private balconies looking over a landscaped square and the River Stour with easy access to Victoria Park and the Town Centre.
Situated adjacent to Ashford International Station, Victoria Way has excellent connections to London, with just a 5 minute walk to Ashford International and 37 minute commute to King’s Cross St Pancras on HS1.
Earlier this year, Chapel Down Group Plc raised £1.7m through a Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign and share placing for Curious Drinks. The campaign, which closed in February, offered a comprehensive package of shareholder benefits and attracted 895 investors. Almost a third of investments came from Curious Drinks’ home county of Kent demonstrating the support from the local community.
Commenting on the exchange, Frazer Thompson, Chapel Down CEO, said “We are delighted to have exchanged contracts on a freehold site that will see the development of the Curious Brewery in Ashford. The Curious Brewery will be a very exciting development for Ashford, for Kent and contemporary British brewing. We’ve had tremendous support from Ashford Borough Council and are looking forward to working with architects, Guy Hollaway, and developers, U+I, to create something exceptional.”
Published on 2 August 2016