Meeting to shape our built environment

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Opportunity area briefing: Mid-Kent

Ashford and Maidstone are towns at the heart of Kent that are undergoing substantial growth and change. They are at the centre of strategic transport networks in the county with additional connections planned.

As the area transforms how can these developments work together to strengthen the identity of Mid Kent? How can the required infrastructure be delivered and be integrated into the landscape? How will these developments collectively contribute to quality of place?

This event will showcase the large number of developments in the pipeline that will transform this part of the county in the coming years. You will hear from developers and designers working on major projects while speakers from local authorities and other public bodies will fill in the strategic background. There will be plenty of time for discussion and networking with the key people who are shaping central Kent.

Speakers include

Richard Alderton, Ashford Borough Council
David Smith, Kent County Council
Simon Dodd, Kent County Council
Rob Jarman and John Foster, Maidstone Borough Council
Abigail Raymond, Department for International Trade
Ian Hardman and Charlie Vavasour, Pentland Homes
Simon Flisher, Barton Willmore
Katherine Putnam, Chartway Group
Jonathan Buckwell, DHA Planning
Louise Francis and Laura Knight, FrancisKnight
Keith Mandy, Golding Homes
Alex Richards, Guy Hollaway Architecture
James Galpin, Hazle McCormack Young
Tim Chilvers, Quinn Estates

The following built environment professionals from the public and private sectors will be attending:

Ashford Borough Council, Barratt David Wilson Homes, Barton Willmore, Batcheller Monkhouse, Bellway Homes Ltd, BPTW Partnership, Calfordseaden LLP, Cameo & Partners, Chartway Group, Countryside Properties, Corstorphine + Wright, Crest Nicholson, DHA Planning, Drees & Sommer UK Ltd, Duchy of Cornwall, FrancisKnight, Gen2 Property, Gillespies, Golding Homes, Guy Hollaway Architects, Hazle McCormack Young, Home Group, Hyde Housing Association Ltd, Jacobs, Kent County Council, Lloyd Bore, Maidstone Borough Council, Medway Council, Millwood Designer Homes Ltd, Optivo, Orbit, PCKO Architects, Pentland Homes, Peter Brett Associates, Proctor & Matthews Architects, Quantum PR, Quinn Estates, Sandersons Land & New Homes, Savills, Scape Group, Thomson Snell & Passmore, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, West Kent Housing Association

Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Kent Event Centre, Astor Pavilion, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF

Ticket prices: 

Non-members of Kent Design: tickets cost £95.00+Vat per person/per place.

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