Locate your Business
Ashford is located right in the heart of Kent, with great connections to both London (under 38 mins) and Europe, including Paris, Lille and Brussels.
Thanks to record inward investment and improvements introduced by Ashford Borough Council, 59% of people interviewed in a 2017 Locate in Kent Perception Survey viewed Ashford as a good or very good business location. More than 60% also flagged how much Ashford had improved as a business location over the past five years.
Ashford Commercial Quarter – Connect 38
Connect 38 is the biggest office-block built in Kent in the last 20 years. It opened in June 2018 and is the first phase of the Ashford Commercial Quarter. It offers outstanding business facilities, with 80,500 sq ft of Grade A office space, right next to the town centre and is a high demand commercial property.
Superfast broadband, parking facilities on-site, a contemporary setting. The location, right next to the Ashford International Station, gives businesses the flexibility they need to meet clients in London in under 40 minutes.
For more information about locating your business here, please contact our Economic Development team.
International House is a modern office building located opposite Ashford International and close to the town centre. It’s also part of the Ashford Commercial Quarter and is located minutes away from Connect 38. SMEs and larger companies alike will find space to suit their needs, with office space available ranging from 200 sq ft. to 5,000.
International House has recently undergone a £1.3m makeover, including new granite paving, improved street lighting and landscaping, matching the high standard of the emerging Ashford Commercial Quarter and other developments in town including Elwick Place, Victoriay Way and Riverside Park.
Eureka Business Park
A low-density, highly-landscaped site, it has been designed to blend with the surrounding countryside and offers a relaxed business park environment. The office buildings have been built to the highest standards and can suit businesses of all sizes.
Stour Park is a new industrial park in the south-east of Ashford led by Friends Life Ltd. It will include 1.6 million sq. ft of warehouse, industrial, office and retail space. Local company Kent Wool Growers have already expressed interest in the scheme and reserved 5,500 sq. m in the new, state-of-the-art business park.
This is an employment-led development, which will support Ashford’s economic growth thanks to its prime location next to Junction 10a on the M20 and create up to 1,600 jobs in the borough.
To discuss commercial property opportunities in Stour Park, Ashford, or find out more on this development get in touch with the economic growth team.
Located next to the M20’s Junction 10, Orbital Park is one of the main business parks in the borough and a key strategic employment site.
With commercial property available ranging from office space, industrial units and storage and distribution facilities, this is an exceptional business location in Kent. Tenants include Kent Pharmaceuticals, Meggit Target Systems, BMW and Toyota.
8.65 hectares of land is available for potential development, contact our Economic Development team to find out more.
In a highly accessible location next to the M20’s J10a will be the brand-new Waterbrook Park, comprising an impressive 45 acres of state-of-the-art commercial property. This site will support the town’s economic growth and will create up to 1,000 new jobs within the borough.
Led by developers GSE Group, this business park will provide office, retail and industrial space for businesses of all sizes. Offices and industrial units have been designed to offer maximum flexibility to businesses and allow them to grow and expand on-site.
Barretts Jaguar Land Rover will be one of the first companies to move onto the new site. The successful local car sales business will be relocating to Waterbrook Park from Orbital Park in Ashford in early 2019. To accommodate for their on-going growth and expansion, the Ashford-based automotive company has invested in new premises, with GSE Group contracted to develop a bespoke £9m car sales and service centre.
If you’d like more information on commercial property available in Ashford, Business Rates or rents, contact our Economic Development team.