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The Kent Developers Group – building a better Kent

The Kent Developers Group (KDG) is the collective voice of the region’s major developers of employment use real estate. 

KDG unites public, private and the relevant regulatory bodies to stimulate economic activity in Kent and Medway. Members collaborate to maximise investment in infrastructure, commercial development and job creation. 

The Group acts as an advisory panel for policy makers and infrastructure providers, both physical and digital. They are joined by global professional advisers, Kent County Council, Medway Council and Government. Members share the vision to create employment space through the acquisition, development, regeneration and construction of industrial buildings and offices. 


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  • KDG Members


Arcadis is a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. With 28,000 team members working in over 70 countries the organisation works to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes. 


Bericote are commercial property developers, specialising in the development of logistics and production facilities across the UK. They opened Amazon’s largest facility in Europe in 2022 at Dartford Powerhouse having completed building in 50 weeks.


Clearbell is a privately-owned real estate fund management and advisory business for different real estate asset classes. Clearbell invest in and advise on a diverse range of real estate projects across the UK, most notably the £47m mixed use business park at Junction 8 off the M20. The site is suitable for both small and medium sized businesses, with room for more than 1,000 employees. 


Keltbray is a leading construction engineering specialist. They offer fully integrated delivery of complex projects featuring innovative engineering solutions across key building and infrastructure sectors. 


Guildcrest Commercial, a leading commercial property developer in East Kent and part of the Guildcrest group of companies. With a rich history commitment to delivering exceptional projects, they have been instrumental in transforming employments sites close to Discovery Park and adjacent to Manston Airport. 


Panattoni is the world’s largest privately owned industrial developer. With 28 offices around the globe, they have developed over 422 million sq. ft. of space. In Europe, they are the largest developer of logistics property having delivered over 100 million sq. ft. of new build space. The developed the former Aylesford Newsprint site into the largest Grade-A speculative development serving London and the South East. 

Peel L&P

Operating across the UK for over 50 years, the family run, Peel Group and its regeneration arm Peel L&P have re-imagined some of the country’s historic assets including Media City at Salford and Liverpool Waters. Now working on building on their successful Chatham Waters scheme to bring forward the regeneration of Chatham Docks. 

Pioneer Group

Pioneer Group is a collection of privately owned real estate companies investing in the UK and Ireland. Investor in the Knowledge Factory, one of the largest networks of science parks in the UK and Kent Science Park, home to the UK’s main cannabinoid medicine cluster and UK home to Jazz Pharma. 

Quinn Estates

Quinn Estates is a leading  mixed-use property development and investment group that has operated in Kent for 20 years. With key commercial developments including the Commercial Quarter in Ashford.

RiverOak Strategic Partners Limited

River Oak Strategic Partners the UK-registered company of international investors that acquired all rights, interests and assumed financial and operational responsibility for the Development Consent Order for Manston Airport. 


Leading international energy company Uniper is the owner of the former Kingsnorth power station site. Uniper has planning consent for the redevelopment of the site into a modern and sustainable development to attract investment into the region that will enable some three thousand new jobs. 

To find out about joining the Kent Developers Group, contact us today. 

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