Tenants moving in at new apartments
A new multimillion-pound apartment block in Ashford town centre has been officially opened, with residents now moving in.
Ashford mayor Cllr George Koowaree cut the ribbon to open Bakers Court, at the junction of North Street and Somerset Road.
Developer Affinity Sutton completed the work last month and people on Ashford Borough Council’s housing register are being nominated as the first tenants.
Despite hitting a number of delays, the two three-bedroom houses, 20 two-bedroom flats and five one-bedroom flats have now replaced the former Ashdown Court, which had been empty since 2007 and was often criticised as an eyesore.
Contractors from Durkan have been on site since January 2015, when they demolished Ashdown Court.
The new Bakers Court, which has been named as such because there used to be a bakery on the site, now provides 27 more attractive affordable homes.
Mayor of Ashford Cllr George Koowaree cuts the ribbon at the opening of Bakers Court
Bakers Court has now opened, with people moving in