Located on the site of Ashford’s former Victorian railway works, Newtown Works is a £250m mixed-use regeneration project. Centred around state-of-the-art TV and film production space, the development is set to support 2,000 new jobs and create a new hub for the creative industries, which will benefit from Ashford’s connectivity to London and Europe.
Newtown Works will breathe new life into the Grade II listed locomotive sheds, which will be transformed into apartments and potential commercial space. The project will also include the building of a 120-bed hotel, a roof-top restaurant and a multi-storey car park.
CEO and Chairman of Quinn Estates, Mark Quinn, said: “Newtown Works truly is a landmark project for Ashford and the surrounding area. The opportunities in terms of job creation and attracting new, creative businesses to the borough are now more important than ever.
“Ashford has changed a lot over recent years and as a company it’s been great to play our part in that. We will continue to be part of the town’s story of regeneration through the Newtown Works project. We will be taking a site that has been abandoned for several decades and transforming it into one of the most exciting and ambitious projects in the UK.”
“Newtown Works truly is a landmark project for Ashford and the surrounding area. The opportunities in terms of job creation and attracting new, creative businesses to the borough are now more important than ever.”Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman of Quinn Estates
This project is supported by the UK Government with £14.7m of Levelling Up Funding that has been allocated to enable delivery of the site. It is also promoted in the Government’s GREAT campaign which promotes opportunities worldwide for investment in the UK.
Work on the site has begun, with much of the enabling works nearly complete to make it ready for construction.