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Knowledge Exchange: Garden Communities and Urban Extensions Showcase

Welcome back to in-person events!

Knowledge Exchange events are about showcasing projects, sharing knowledge and sparking connections. Join us at the beautiful Turner Contemporary in Margate for this Garden Communities Showcase. It’s a chance to learn about the latest developments at Ebbsfleet Garden City, Otterpool Park (Folkestone), Heathlands Garden Community (Maidstone) and Ashford, and connect with the key players in the county.   

New garden communities are earmarked to accommodate tens of thousands of new homes in Kent over the coming years, representing an exciting opportunity to create liveable, sustainable and beautiful new places. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what’s happening in the county and connect with other professionals in the planning, design and development sectors. 

The event will feature a series of presentations showcasing key garden community developments, Q&A with speakers, and the opportunity to network with speakers and attendees. 


Otterpool Park Garden City:
Julia Wallace – Senior Project Manager, Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Katja Stille – Director, Tibbalds

Heathlands Garden Community:
William Cornall – Director of Regeneration & Place, Maidstone Borough Council

Ebbsfleet Garden City Update:
Simon Harrison – Head of Design, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Alkerden Heights, Ebbsfleet:
Chris Bath – Partner, BPTW

Ebbsfleet Harbour Village:
Richard Knight – Senior Associate, BPTW

Alkerden Gateway, Ebbsfleet:
Olivia Pfeil – Architect, BPTW

Ashford Garden Communities:
Dan Daley – Senior Project Officer, Ashford Borough Council 


The event will include:

  • Live speaker presentations and Q&A
  • Networking opportunities
  • Members-only resource library of presentations and further reading

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 12th July 2022
Time: 9:30 – 12:30 (Arrival from 9:00)
Venue: Foyle Rooms, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Booking Details

Kent Design member organisations:

This event is included in your membership package. Ask us for a members booking code / check with your Key Contact prior to booking online. To book – please use the ‘Members Book Now’ button.

Non-Kent Design members:

There are a limited number of places available to non-members. The cost of individual places is £95+Vat pp. Please use the online booking button to redirect you to the event booking page.

The following organisations will be attending:

Ashford Borough Council / Barratt David Wilson Homes / Bellway Homes / Betteridge & Milsom / BPTW / Canterbury City Council / Chartway Group / Corstorphine & Wright Architects / Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture / Dartford Borough Council / Disruptive Urbanism / Dover District Council / Ebbsfleet Development Corporation / Folkestone & Hythe District Council / Hyde Housing / Kent County Council / KGen / Maidstone Borough Council / Millwood Designer Homes / NEW Masterplanning / Pentland Homes / Rummey Design / TateHindle / Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP / Tibbalds / Tunbridge Wells Borough Council / West Kent Housing Association / Weston Homes Plc & more! 

Venue information:

Seating: This will be arranged with extra space between seats and rows or at tables.
Hand sanitiser gel will be available.

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A taste of the developments on showcase:



Images source: BPTW

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