The development will be built on a brownfield site at the old Powergen site on Victoria Way, on the south side of the town. The site has been derelict for more than a decade.
The mixed-use regeneration project will include one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and 25 houses, which have been designed by Guy Hollaway Architects. Two thirds of the development – 400 homes - will be available for rent through specialist private rented sector operator, Neighbour.
As well as the Powergen scheme, the developers have exchanged contracts to acquire a second site opposite Ashford International train station, from the Homes & Communities Agency. The proposed development here would have approximately 200 homes, a 120-bed hotel, an Aldi food store and a new brewery and visitor centre for local wine and beer maker, Chapel Down.
Quinn Estates managing director Mark Quinn said: “Ashford is a dynamic and growing town and this scheme will give the community a real economic boost. The site itself has long been derelict and ticks all the boxes in terms of building on brownfield land. We have consulted heavily with a variety of stakeholders so that now we have consent we can move swiftly into the delivery phase of this exciting project.”