Why Invest In
Kent (Ashford)

It’s everything you want from an urban area yet provides the very best of town and country.

Why You Should Invest In The Kent (Ashford) Property Market

Ashford has set the pace in Kent for inward investment, supported by a proactive can-do attitude by the borough council, excellent connectivity and one of the most amazing, dynamic (and varied) business communities in the UK. It’s a great place to plan a future – for business, for investment, to live.

One of the UK’s top fifty places to live and Kent’s number one business location, Ashford delivers on all fronts. Surprising heritage, superior retail, and leisure, stimulating outdoor activities and reviving spas. Ashford is a truly rewarding existence.  It’s everything you want from an urban area yet provides the very best of town and country.

The town centre will also be revolutionized by Elwick Place, a six-screen boutique cinema with a hotel, restaurants and events spaces. Alongside this, there’s a £90 million extension planned for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet proving once again Ashford’s fashioning itself a bright future.

Key Facts

  • Kent is the prime location for business with an ideal location between London and Europe
  • More than 70.000 companies already call the county home
  • Kent has seen between 46.37% – 71.52% average house price increase over the last 10 years
  • Commercial property is up to 72% cheaper than London
  • 18% lower than the rest of the South-East
  • Kent remains within an easy commutable distance (as little as 17 mins) from Central London and is connected to mainland Europe.
  • £6.7billion planned Infrastructure
  • The UK’s only High-speed rail link keeps you connected to the capital and attracts more and more creative talent in search of a better quality of life.
  • A population of 1.8 million is supported by four universities – two ranked in the top 50 in the country
  • Kent has unrivalled connectivity thanks to High-Speed train and Eurostar rail link and is served by the port of Dover, Channel Tunnel and three major motorways.
  • Kent is repeatedly recognized in the international media as one of the best places to work and live.

Location

Kent (Ashford)

Population

129,281

Economy

£ 39,344 Million

Employment

22.6% (Over the last 15 years)

Tourism

£ 293 Million

Connectivity

With the arrival of Ashford International Train Station, the town has blossomed into a lively commercial centre. With investment and expansion planned for the station and surrounding areas, Ashford is building on its bustling continental atmosphere and is expected to double in size over the next 25 years.

A window of opportunity

Ashford presents one of the most compelling investment opportunities in the South-East – a good choice of development land available, future-proofed infrastructure, a growing population and supported by a proactive local council.

Ashford’s pace of development is world-leading and there are still many opportunities to explore.

Invest in Ashford

  • Ashford International Studios, a £308M UK studio development in Ashford near Victoria Point involving HBO, Netflix and Amazon. This development is part of a broader redevelopment of derelict Victorian-era railway works, representing a £250 million investment in the country.
  • 9,600 new jobs to be created in the next 10 years.
  • £85m investment planned for M20 development.
  • £519m investment for the development of Ashford Town Centre over the next 5 years.
  • 2% growth in rental values forecast over the next 5 years.
  • 10% employment growth in Ashford since 2011.

Ashford is on the map

Competitive property costs, both commercially and residentially, desirable workforce costs, international tax advantages and a commercial scene that is bursting with sector strengths, all within 38 minutes of London and two hours of Paris also contribute to putting Ashford on the map.

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