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Techfort at the Citadel, Dover (Phase 2)


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


Construction In Progress

Expected Completion Date


Spring 2024

The project builds on Phase 1 of the project and seeks to restore casemates building numbers 53 and 54 into use. The Casemates form part of The Citadel which comprises 33 acres with over 220,000 sq ft of existing space formed from several different portions of the Western Heights area, including the Western Outworks to the western side of the site, the Citadel (Western Form) in the centre of the site and a small area of the Fortress Interior to the east of the Gatehouse. There are a number of buildings on site including a striking 1861 Grade II listed administration building which extends to 39,048 sq ft. The other ancillary buildings at the Property comprise a range of accommodation blocks and related maintenance, administration and support buildings.

An earlier Phase, Techfort at the Citadel, has previously been allocated £1,009,000 of GBF toward a total project cost of £1,260,417. That project specifically seeks to refurbish Casemates 51 and 52, creating 1,012 sqm of space for a recording studio, bar, gallery and market. The webpage can be found here.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs Created 19
Sqm Commercial Space 757
Learners Assisted 4

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

Find out more here

Funding value: £850,000
Total Project cost: £1,101,417
Return to Capital Investment