Newtown Works Public Consultation

Posted on 26 September 2019

What is Newtown Works?

Newtown Works is a proposed mixed-use development, consisting of TV and film studios, commercial space, apartments, restaurants and a hotel. In July 2019, Quinn Estates signed a deal with The Creative District Improvement Co. (TCDICo) to develop and construct a new UK hub for TV and film, to be operated by TCDICo, located at the heart of Ashford.

This new development aims to put Ashford at the forefront of the digital revolution, by offering state-of-the-art film and TV production space in the heart of Kent. With quick links to London, Newtown Works and Ashford makes for an ideal location for key players in the online streaming, film and TV industries.

Jeremy Rainbird from The Creative District Improvement Co., which specialises in the development and operation of mixed-use schemes for the creative industries, said: “The boom in content, that the whole world is seeing, is going to come to Ashford, generating far in excess of 1,000 indirect and direct jobs, and creating a halo effect on the local economy.

Newtown Ashford in Ashford
The proposed development

When was the public consultation?

The public consultation was held on September 4, 2019 at the Ashford Railway Club. Local residents and stakeholders attended in large numbers to find out more about what this mixed-use development would bring to the town

What are the next steps for this development?

The planning application is due to be submitted in Q3 of 2019 and will then follow the standard planning application process.

To find out more about this development, read the Quinn Estates Consultation Boards.