The Meeting Point: Swanley
- Capital Investment - Getting Building Fund, Kent & Medway, Less than £2m
Design in progress
Expected completion date
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.
|Commercial space unlocked (sq m)||250|
|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 34 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.