Long-standing Redwood client, Stanhope unveiled its proposals for a major leisure-led mixed use scheme in Ashford for the first time last week. The public exhibition, organised by Redwood as part of an ongoing communications and stakeholder engagement strategy, attracted almost 1,000 visitors over the course of the two days.

Stanhope is collating initial feedback from visitors and the response to-date has been overwhelmingly positive, with 85 per cent of respondents who completed a feedback form stating they support the proposals.

The proposals for a major new redevelopment of the Elwick Place site comprise a new boutique multi-screen cinema, a family hotel, restaurants and cafes, an events space, car parking and homes, representing an investment of upwards of £75 million into the local economy.