Ten­ants mov­ing in at new apart­ments

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

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.

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Mayor of Ash­ford Cllr George Koowa­ree cuts the rib­bon at the open­ing of Bak­ers Court

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Bak­ers Court has now opened, with peo­ple mov­ing in

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