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All Systems go for The Base - The New Dartford Business Centre

17 August 2010

The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) is to begin work on the development of the new Dartford Business Centre on the site of the former Unwins depot in Victoria Road, Dartford. The 30,000 sq ft landmark building, which will be called The Base, will encourage and support small and starter businesses in the North West Kent and Dartford area.  

BPT_Dartford_TheBase1The new buildings will include office and studio workshops and be managed by Basepoint Developments Limited. It has been designed by leading architects RH Partnership and will be constructed to the highest environmental standards meeting the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ criteria, which includes low water usage and low CO2 emissions. Contractors R G Carter will start on site on 23rd August and the new building is expected to open spring 2011.

The project, led by SEEDA and funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), forms part of the wider regeneration of the Northern Gateway West area of Dartford Town Centre.

Jonathan Sadler, Development Director, Thames Gateway from SEEDA said:

“This is an exciting phase for the new Dartford Business Centre. The building is one many exciting new projects in Dartford that will revitalise and open up the town centre, improve connections and create employment opportunities for the people that live and work here. The scheme will provide exceptional working space and help to create sustainable business communities in the area.”

Akin Durowoju, Head of Area at the HCA, said:

“This development is one of the top priorities in the Thames Gateway, and the new sustainable office space is just one part of exciting plans to make Dartford an even better place to live and work.”

Colin Clarkson from Basepoint Developments, commented:

“Basepoint’s partnership with SEEDA on this project is a major boost to the small business community in Dartford, providing the ideal setting for both existing small enterprises and new business start ups. The quality of accommodation and the excellent environmental credentials delivered in this development will produce a new ‘base’ for the local business community.

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