Scroll down the page Scroll down the page
HOME
HOW WE HELP
ABOUT KENT
PROPERTY FUNDING NEWS & RESOURCES CASE STUDIES PARTNERS CONTACT US
Close Close

close

Proposed Waitrose store, Eclipse Park

Proposed Waitrose store, Eclipse Park

Close and return to listing Close and return to listing

close

News/Blog

Proposed Waitrose on Eclipse Park, Maidstone approved

Proposed Waitrose store, Eclipse Park

Proposed Waitrose store, Eclipse Park

Maidstone Borough Council has approved plans to build Kent's biggest Waitrose store at Eclipse Park, near junction 7 of the M20, alongside Next and the Hilton Hotel.

The high-end store, costing £14m, will create more than 200 jobs.

Other sites in the town were considered such as Baltic Wharf on St Peter’s Street and the former Royal Mail Sorting Office site near Maidstone East, however the former park and ride site owned by Gallagher Properties was found to offer more potential than other locations.

County Council Highways raised concerns about increased congestion in the area, but later withdrew them, providing work was done to enable bus routes to serve the store.

There had also been questions raised about the potential effect on the existing Waitrose outlet at Allington’s Mid Kent Shopping Centre, which is half the size of the proposed branch.

However, a Waitrose spokesman said: “The proposed foodstore serves a different catchment to Allington Park, and analysis suggests there would be limited overlap of trade between the two locations.”

It is estimated the store will open in spring 2018.

Search and find the perfect commercial property in Kent for your business. Locate in Kent gives advice and relocation support to international and UK companies looking to move or expand. Call +44 (0)1732 520700 or email enquiries@locateinkent.com


IMAGERY USED WITHIN OUR SITE:

Locate in Kent would like to thank - Canterbury Christ Church University, Discovery Park, Frogmore, Kent County Council, Liberty Property Trust UK, London Array, Medway Council, Thanet Earth, University of Kent and Visit Kent - for the use of their images on this website.