Salvatori Group in Aylesham Move
Local distribution business, Salvatori Group has completed its relocation to the Aylesham Industrial Estate. The move is part of a series of land deals involving the relocation of the Salvatori business from its former headquarters in Preston to a safer, more sustainable site to grow the business and create jobs. Salvatori employs over 100 people.
Salvatori worked with local development specialist Quinn Estates to obtain planning permission for 73 houses in Preston to part fund the relocation. A section 106 planning agreement will also see a potential £250,000 contribution to the refurbishment of Preston Village Hall.
The relocation of Salvatori removes over 1,400 lorry movements a week from the surrounding rural roads, accounting for 90% of HGV traffic in Preston.
Seventy of the houses have been sold to David Wilson Homes whilst Quinn Estates will be developing three stunning, contemporary barn-style homes on the former depot site. Aylesham-based contractor, Goody Demolition, has started the demolition of the 10-acre site which includes 115,000 sq. ft. of buildings.
Daniel Salvatori, Managing Director, Salvatori, said: “We're delighted with our new headquarters in Aylesham which gives us space for future growth. Staying in the Dover district was an important factor for us with its excellent transport connections.”
Mark Quinn, Managing Director, Quinn Estates, said: “This is a good news story. A growing business has been relocated to a more sustainable site whilst the residents of Preston benefit from the removal of significant numbers of lorry movements from unsuitable rural roads. Jobs have been safeguarded and quality housing will be coming forward.”
Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader, Dover District Council, said: “This is an excellent example of the strong investor confidence in the district. Working together, Salvatori and Quinn have come up with an innovative deal that retains business and jobs in the district, improves safety and sustainability, and provides new housing.”
About Salvatori Group
The Salvatori Group has been trading in east Kent for over 80 years. The company specialises in domestic and international transport, pallet distribution, ambient and temperature controlled storage, and fruit merchanting.
About Quinn Estates
Quinn Estates is one of east Kent’s leading property development and investment companies. It has a reputation for innovative and high quality residential and commercial developments. In the Dover district, this includes the Deal Business Park and the former Hammill Brickworks site, near Sandwich.
Posted on 28/07/2015