New road, jobs and homes for Deal as work starts on key site
Quinn Estates has begun work on the transformation of a site that will not only deliver an exceptional development of 142 homes, but unlock the potential of a brownfield site in Deal for new investment.
In addition to new homes this 10-acre brownfield development in Albert Road, Deal scheme, will create hundreds of new jobs with the creation of new office, retail and commercial space.
A launch event was held this week with Quinn Estates managing director, Mark Quinn showing Cllr Paul Watkins, leader of Dover District Council around a site that will do much more than make this area one of the best addresses to live and work in Kent.
As part of this ambitious scheme, Quinn Estates will build a new relief road, a major investment that will ensure that any impact on the local road network is kept to a minimum.
The developer worked alongside Clauge Architect and DHA Transport for a successful bid to the government’s local growth scheme – through the South-East Local Enterprise Partnership – for a contribution of £800,000 towards the Middle Deal link road scheme.
Quinn Estates’ mixed-use development will make life extremely convenient for its future residents, with a new food store and children’s nursery space, making the new homes ideal for families.
In addition, the scheme will develop a brand-new innovation centre that will offer space to both start-up companies and established businesses seeking flexible office accommodation.
A total of 180 construction jobs will be created during the course of the development, with 100 long term jobs, providing a significant boost to the town’s local economy and providing opportunities for new and existing businesses to thrive.
Quinn Estates have also worked closely with Southern Water to find a solution to flooding that has blighted the Albert Road area in the past with plans being finalised that will improve the local drainage system.
Mark Quinn said: “It’s great to get work underway on the Albert Road site and deliver a scheme that not only provide much needed homes and jobs, but play its part in enhancing the offer in this stunning and historic corner of Kent.
“Our company has secured its reputation as the leading housing developer in the region, by taking on challenging sites to deliver schemes of quality that truly benefit the local community.
“Albert Road is a prime example of this and we are excited to work on a project that benefit the community in so many ways – from creating job opportunities and providing an exceptional residential scheme to fixing problems that residents have wanted sorted for some time.
“As with all of our developments, Quinn Estates consulted widely with local residents and businesses throughout the planning stages. Any concerns that arose, such as flooding and highways issues, were taken on board.
“But instead of just giving lip service we have gone away and discussed the solutions available and wherever possible included them within our scheme. With work underway, we can now deliver.
“New homes are always a key part of wider regeneration plans, making the district a great place to live, work and play. The Albert Road scheme is set to solve many existing problems for the town, transforming the area into one of the most desirable postcodes in East Kent.”
Cllr Paul Watkins, leader of Dover District Council, said: “The start of work on this scheme is great news for Deal, bringing new homes to the area and opportunities for new investment in jobs and infrastructure
“It also a significant step forward for existing residents of Albert Road for whom the issue of drainage in the area has been a long-standing concern. Getting the right solution for this site has taken time but having Quinn Estates on board, with its pedigree for making things happen with challenging sites, bodes well for the future.”
Deal is becoming an increasingly popular destination for homeowners, with property prices up 7% in the last year. It was named in the top 30 places to live by the sea in 201 - according to the Times, Deal is 23rd on the list, due to the new high speed link to London, its Georgian townhouse and its award winning high street with independent shops.
The Times also listed Deal as one of the top 30 best places to visit for a weekend retreat in 2014, when it was commended for its 1950s vibe and its mix of writers, musicians and business people. The Telegraph also considered Deal to be one of the top 20 towns to consider relocating to.
Albert Road is one of 35 live projects currently within the Quinn Estates portfolio. To find out more, visit the company’s website: www.quinn-estates.com
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Posted on 02/02/2017