Highland Court Farm: At the Heart of the Community
Quinn Estates is the South East’s leading mixed-use developer for both residential and commercial projects. The company is currently working on the development of Highland Court Farm in Canterbury, in partnership with the landowner – Highland Investment Company Ltd (HICO), which will be an exemplar mixed-use development including business space, holiday homes, artisan food and drink hub, sports, leisure and spa facilities. Other recent Quinn Estates’ projects include Connect 38 in Ashford, Herne Bay Sports Hub, Hoplands Farm and Thanington Park, Canterbury and Albert Road, Deal.
Recently shortlisted in the renowned Property Week Awards 2018, the company pride themselves on ensuring that both community and environmental needs are considered and met in their development schemes. As such, they have built an exceptional reputation for engaging with local groups and listening to the needs of local people within the communities in which they work.
Quinn Estates’ reputation and track record for delivery is outstanding and has led them to becoming joint venture partners with several councils in Kent, including Ashford and Swale.
The company has recently completed Connect 38 – the first phase of Ashford Commercial Quarter, a new office building of circa 90,000 sq ft, for which Ashford Borough Council had been searching for a development partner for almost 20 years.
With Swale Borough Council, the £110 million Spirit of Sittingbourne Town Centre regeneration is under construction, which represents another example of Quinn Estates delivering where several other developers have attempted but failed to progress.
Working in the Community
With every new scheme, Quinn Estates aims to work together with the local community within which they are developing. This begins at the early planning stages to ensure that any proposed development contributes positively to the fabric of a community. Plans typically focus on mixed-use developments, which serve to benefit the local community in terms of social, environmental, sporting and economic impacts.
With an aim to do something positive in every community in which they develop, Quinn Estates have committed more than £50 million to fund community projects in the Canterbury area, which includes the new state of the art facility for the Pilgrims Hospice, an apprenticeship centre for Canterbury College, a new car park for Sandgate Primary School and a sporting hub for the people of Herne Bay (pictured above)all of which have been positively received.
Highland Court Farm – The First of its Kind
Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury is a joint venture between Quinn Estates and HICO. Working in partnership with key stakeholders that include:
– The Kent Wildlife Trust
– Visit Kent
– Produced in Kent
– Canterbury College
The aim of this project is to create a perfect example of mixed-use development that will incorporate the following:
– 170 holiday homes
– Business park and innovation centre
– State of the art facilities for Canterbury Rugby Club and Canterbury Football Club
– Leisure and artisan food and drink hub
A landscape led development, Highland Court has been carefully planned in response to its unique natural setting. The benefits of this development are far reaching: it will provide an exemplar for sport, working closely with both Canterbury’s rugby and football clubs, will create in excess of 1,000 new jobs for the area, significantly boosting employment, open up the south east of Kent to a new tourism opportunity by creating a visitor destination, and will preserve and encourage a wildlife and landscape focused environment.