Folkestone Seafront, onsite infrastructure and engineering works
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, Less than £2m, LGF1
LGF project delivered
Project completion date
The redevelopment of Folkestone’s harbour and seafront, to provide a comprehensive mixed use development comprising of 746 dwellings (C3), up to 5,000 square metres of commercial floorspace including A1, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and D2 uses as well as sea sports and beach sports facilities. Improvements to the beaches, pedestrian and cycle routes and accessibility into, within and out of the seafront and harbour, together with associated parking are also included in the plans.
The Folkestone Seafront: onsite infrastructure and engineering works comprise Tontine Street on the eastern extents of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter and Harbour Street which leads to Folkestone Harbour. The one-way gyratory system of Harbour Approach Road, Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, and Lower Sandgate Road are also included.
Scheme Layout and Function
The Folkestone Seafront: onsite infrastructure and engineering works will improve the carriageway condition on a number of streets between the centre of Folkestone and the harbour. The scheme has been identified based on results from annual carriageway condition surveys. The identified streets require substantial repair, due to failure of lower carriageway construction levels.
The current layout consists primarily of a number of one-way systems. Tontine Street is one-way (away from the Harbour towards Dover Street: The Tram Road is the one-way street that returns from Dover Street to the harbour area). Harbour Street is a short section of two-way carriageway that connects Tontine Street and The Tram Road to a one-way (clockwise) gyratory system that includes Harbour Approach Road, Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, and Lower Sandgate Road.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.