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Plans in for demolition of former music venue

The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham

17 August 2017

A developer wants to demolish a popular pub and build flats.


Work starts on £1m community centre

Artist's impression of what the new Herne community centre could look like

15 August 2017

Bosses behind plans for a new £1 million community centre expect the site to open next year after building work finally began.

Contractor lands place on £8bn housing project

United Living is a construction contractor

15 August 2017

A construction contractor is expecting a big boost in turnover after landing a place on an £8 billion government housing scheme.

Roadworks mark start of regeneration

How the town centre will look

14 August 2017

Major works have begun, shutting a town centre road until almost Christmas to make way for new cinema complex and restaurants.


Cinema scheme boss proud of final project

Geoff Burningham has worked in construction for 50 years

14 August 2017

A builder who has spent his working life on construction sites such as the Olympic Park and Bluewater will complete his final project back in Kent.


Drone video shows pace of regeneration

The 108-bed Travelodge. Picture: Apex Drone Photography

11 August 2017

This drone footage shows the progress being made at a new retail and leisure complex that will regenerate one of Kent's most run down towns.


Campaign group to be set-up against new homes

Deal Ark Lane development protest

10 August 2017

A campaign group could be set up against revised plans to build 41 homes at an already crowded street.


4,000 homes to have 'zero effect' on city centre traffic

An artist's impression of Mountfield Park

10 August 2017

A developer planning a city's biggest ever housing project has attempted to allay fears of traffic and pollution ahead of a key legal decision.


Plans for 500-home estate on 'green lung'

Darland Farm, Pear Tree Lane, Chatham

07 August 2017

A developer wants to build 500 homes on land which has been described as a “green lung”.


United Living hails 'strong' year

United Living is a construction contractor

07 August 2017

A construction contractor boosted underlying profitability and made record margins, according to its latest financial results.

Cable-holder firm looking to Europe

Perry Coppen launched Tidi-Cable to improve safety on building sites

04 August 2017

A manufacturer of heavy-duty cable holders around building sites is aiming to enter the European wholesale market over the next year.

House prices go through the roof

Homeowners have been offered up to one and a half times the value of their homes to sell up

04 August 2017

Homeowners have been offered up to 150% of the value of their properties by a developer who wants to demolish their houses and build an access road.


Green light for towering Kent electricity pylons

Richborough pylon project comes one step closer

03 August 2017

The government has approved controversial plans for a corridor of 50-metre pylons through the countryside.


Lucas refinances to invest in growth

Lucas executive chairman and managing director Danny Lucas at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012 after his firm fit out the Olympic Park

02 August 2017

A decorating contractor which fitted-out the Olympic Park and the Shard has secured £880,000 of refinancing from the bank to grow the business.

School looks to beat vandals with cameras

Sandown Primary School's Green Zone is now equipped with cameras thanks to PAH

02 August 2017

A school which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals has received security equipment thanks to a local building firm.


New homes and stores mooted for town

Swanley Centre

01 August 2017

The owner of a shopping centre is hoping to push ahead with plans for an extensive redevelopment.


Strutt and Parker snapped up

Strutt and Parker markets high-end properties

01 August 2017

Estate agent Strutt & Parker has been bought by the real estate division of French bank BNP Paribas.

Franciscan site to become student digs

The site of the former Franciscan International Study Centre has been sold to property developers

31 July 2017

A former Christian adult school which closed due to a lack of students has been snapped up by property developers for £5.8 million.

Plans for 80 houses unveiled

School Lane, Bapchild. Picture: Google.

28 July 2017

Proposals have been released for a new development which would see a village expand.


Villagers’ worry over resort plan

One of the signs put up in Bean by Savills on behalf of London Resort Company Holdings

28 July 2017

A series of unexpected notices have prompted villagers to send angry letters to the developers of a theme park in Kent.

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