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The Meeting Point: Swanley


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Spring 2023

The project will deliver The Meeting Point in Swanley town centre – a new and innovative ‘work hub’ alongside 17 new homes. This will be achieved through the redevelopment of a prominent site which is in Sevenoaks District Council ownership and which has been redundant for several years.

The housing element of the scheme responds to the identified need for smaller units, especially for younger workers. The ‘work hub’ element will consist of 250 sqm of flexible space aimed at start-ups, home workers and people who might otherwise have had to commute for work. It will provide support for business collaboration, as well as access to facilities on a ‘gym’-style membership basis.

As well providing new uses on the site itself and directly delivering new homes and business opportunities, The Meeting Point will help to bring new activity and footfall to a part of the town centre currently dominated by a secondary, poor quality retail offer. It will bring forward the first of a series of sites in public ownership within Swanley town centre, contributing to a coordinated regeneration strategy for the town. It will also deliver significant environmental benefits, providing employment and housing in a sustainable town centre location, within a building constructed to high environmental standards.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs created/safeguarded 20
Construction Jobs 39
Homes unlocked/delivered 17
Commercial space unlocked (sq m) 250
Businesses/institutions assisted 58
New/improved learning and training floorspace (sq m) 25
New super/ultrafast broadband connections 60
Public realm or green space improved/created (sq m) 220

£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: £1,490,000
Total Project cost: £5,639,039
Return to Capital Investment