The Javelin Way site occupies the north-eastern edge of the Henwood estate, in Ashford and is bounded by the M20 motorway, open land and the rest of the estate. The site is currently undeveloped, and offers the only opportunity for new development on the Henwood estate. The project aims to develop the Javelin Way into a site for employment use, with a focus on the development of Ashford’s creative economy.
The Project consists of two elements:
The construction of a ‘Creative Laboratory’ production space, with a ground floor area of 1.293 sqm, to be leased from Kent County Council by the Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC), a major dance and creative organisation
The development of 29 light industrial units, with a gross internal floor area of 3,046 sqm, for sale and/or lease, suitable for additional creative businesses as as the general market. Mezzanine floors will be provided in the majority of the 29 industrial units, to the extent of approximately 92% of the ground floor area
The scheme will accommodate up to approximately 311 full-time equivalent employees, in addition to 21 freelance and contractor opportunities. The scheme will also deliver opportunities for business development in the creative sector, as well as business rate, GVA and educational impacts.
The Javelin Way project has been partly funded via the Growing Places Fund to forward fund the development of the business units, bringing forward employment at an early stage and enabling the delivery of the full scheme. The delivery of the project is also being supported through Getting Building Fund grant. mua is proud to be the chosen IGT on this development which is set to increase employment in the local area.
Pegasus Utility Services
‘Creative Laboratory’ production space, with a ground floor area of 1.293 sqm
29 light industrial units, with a gross internal floor area of 3,046 sqm
Utility planning stage