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Invest in Dover showcased at MIPIM UK

Opportunities to Invest in Dover were promoted at the UK’s biggest property exhibition, MIPIM UK at London Olympia from 19-21 October, as major town, waterfront and port regeneration projects get underway.  The Invest in Dover stand was supported by Dover District Council, the Port of Dover, and Quinn Estates.  Dover was the only Kent district represented at the exhibition. 

Gavin Barwell MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, took a keen interest with a major housebuilding programme underway in the district set to deliver 10,000 new homes by 2026.  There was particularly strong investor interest in the former Connaught Barracks site which is currently being cleared for construction of up to 500 new homes.

Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at Legal & General also visited the Invest in Dover stand as a strong showing of retail, leisure and hotel investors learned more about opportunities at the St James and Dover Waterfront developments.  The 157,000 sq. ft. Dover St James development is being funded by Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets.

Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader of Dover District Council, was on hand to speak to potential investors at the exhibition.  He said: “This was an excellent opportunity to speak face-to-face with UK and international investors.  There is a strong appetite for property investment outside the main cities, with places like the Dover district high on the agenda thanks to our excellent transport links with both London and Europe, and the Council’s growth agenda.”

Local people will have an opportunity to find out more about major development projects and the new jobs being created with free entry to the Dover Skills & Business Expo at Dover Town Hall from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, 15 November.  

Posted on 25/10/2016