Bak­ers build­ing con­tin­ues to rise

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A new hous­ing devel­op­ment in Ash­ford town cen­tre is tak­ing shape.

The lay­out of two floors of the re­cently-named Bak­ers Court, which is in North Street, can now be seen.

When com­plete, the two lev­els will be­come the car park and the first floor.

Site man­ager Kevin Schofield said: “The main trans­fer slab has been cast over the top of the un­der­croft car park and the col­umns and slab for the first floor level are be­ing set up.

“In other ar­eas the piles are be­ing ex­posed and bro­ken down ready for the ground floor slab to be cast in a week or two.”

Con­trac­tors from Durkan have been on site since Jan­uary this year, when they de­mol­ished Ash­down Court.

Last month, owner Affin­ity Sut­ton an­nounced its de­ci­sion to re-name the devel­op­ment Bak­ers Court in homage to the site’s his­tory as a bak­ery.

The project is ex­pected to be com­plete in summer 2015 and will com­prise two three-bed­room houses, 20 two-bed­room apart­ments and five one bed­room apart­ments.

The af­ford­able homes will be let to work­ing in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on low to mid­dle in­comes or So­cial Rent.

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