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Press Release

12 September 2017

Here is an update on the Southborough Hub project.

Demolition on the site is complete and all outstanding issues with utility providers have been resolved.

Crest Nicholson have held their consultation event on the residential development and KCC and Crest have now finalised the draft contract for the sale of the residential land. The draft contract needed to specify how the two sites would be managed during the build phase and who would be constructing what elements of the scheme, given that the main access road, car parking, drainage, utilities and significant public realm would be split to some degree over both sites. All these elements have now been agreed.

Work has been completed on the detailed designs for the Hub. The NHS have requested a number of substantial internal changes to the designs of the GP surgery and we continue to work with them to finalise their requirements. Subject to these elements being completed and KCC governance procedures being signed off, the designs are ready to go out to tender for a contractor. Once tenders are returned the project will know to what degree the project will have to be value engineered to deliver the project on budget.

The Theatre Consultant has continued to advise the project in terms of designs including potential value engineering options should they be needed.

Partners have worked up indicative designs on the furniture fit out and minor changes are being made to them subject to feedback from partners.

The project has met with the FA over the FA Foundation Grant. The FA will support an application for £400k based on the pavilions current size and are looking for submission in 2017. The planning application for the improvements to recreational land has been completed and will shortly be submitted. This will see the land being leveled out slightly to increase the playable surface area for the football clubs.

JVIP, new owners of Lloyds Bank are progressing with their work and have been in contact with the project over their aspirations for the Water Margin and Lloyds bank land. The partners including the housing developer are seeking ways to facilitate a comprehensive solution that would improve the Southborough High Street offer. This would include removing the flat roof extension of the Water Margin and restoring the property back to its original features.

The draft S106 agreement awaits KCC calling in of the TWBC and STC land in order to validate legal agreements and planning. KCC governance procedures are underway to allow this to happen but delays with finalising the NHS changes may yet impact on sign off for this work.

Many thanks

Jonathan White
Projects and Operations Manager
2nd Floor Invicta House
Kent. ME14 1XX

03000 417198
07988 375334


Southborough Community Hub Development Consultation Analysis Report

Following the Consultation on the development of the Southborough Hub, the results were analysed by an independent Company.

To view their report, please click on the link. Southborough Hub Consultation Report


Equality Impact Assessment

To see the latest update click the link.


Please note – Minutes with a ‘d’ beside them indicate that these are draft and may be amended at the next meeting.

Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Project Board Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

29.06.2015          05.08.2015         09.09.2015         05.11.2015          19.01.2016 

01.03.2016          04.04.2016         05.05.2016         07.07.2016          21.07.2016

06.10.2016          07.12.2016         24.01.2017         13.03.2017          15.05.2017

17.07.2017          01.11.2017

Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Working Group Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

04.09.2013          04.11.2013          13.12.2013          04.04.2014          03.06 2014        

02.09.2014          30.09.2014          02.12.2014          06.01.2015          03.03.2015          

28.04.2015          02.06 2015          14.07.2015          01.09.2015          06.10.2015

03.11.2015          01.12.2015          05.02.2016          01.03.2016          05.04.2016

06.05.2016          07.06.2016          07.07.2016          02.08.2016          02.09.2016

05.10.2016          02.11.2016          02.12.2016          10.01.2017          02.02.2017

03.03.2017          04.04.2017          06.06.2017          04.07.2017          15.08.2017

05.09.2017          03.10.2017          07.11.2017          05.12.2017

Collaboration Agreement (signed 04.07.2016)

Southborough Community Hub – Viability Presentation (03.10.14)

Draft Business Plan (24.04.17)

Risk Assessment (03.04.17)