Coming up: Ashford regeneration powers ahead

Ashford's Powergen site is to be redeveloped with 660 homes, and a second development in the town is on the way.

Ashford's Powergen site is being redeveloped with homes, public realm and a cafe
Ashford's Powergen site is being redeveloped with homes, public realm and a cafe

Developers U+I and Quinn have won consent to develop 660 homes in a strategic regeneration scheme for Ashford in Kent. The proposal for the former Powergen site also features new public realm and a café, under the design by Guy Hollaway Architects. The developers are working with private rented sector (PRS) operator, Neighbour. The project will help to link Ashford town centre with Victoria Park to the south. U+I has also sealed a deal to acquire a 2.5 hectare site near Ashford International station from the Homes and Communities Agency. The site is currently being masterplanned and is earmarked for around 200 homes, a 120 bed hotel, food store, and a brewery with visitor centre.

An Oxfordshire shopping centre is to be redeveloped as a mixed scheme with 140 homes and 262 student rooms. Developer Mace has won approval to redevelop the West Way shopping centre in Botley, also providing a 122 bed hotel, car parking, 1,325 square metre food store, church and a community facility. Mace is working with consultants Savills on planning and SP Broadway on community consultation. Design of the scheme is by Make Architects.

A new phase of development is set to go ahead at Cardiff Waterside, in Cardiff Bay, bringing a 210 bed hotel and office space to the area. The developments have been brought forward by Aviva Investors, with design by architect Holder Mathias.


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