Strategic Development opportunities for Healthcare & Associated Uses
Kent Medical Campus, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
- Strategic location – junction 7 of M20
- Doorstep of London and gateway to Europe
- 1 million sq ft on a 30+ acre campus setting
- High end single integrity development
- Phase 1 comprises a 15,000 sq m / 92 bed private hospital, that commenced trade in early 2014
- Significant opportunities within B1 / C2 / D1 use classes
- Combined local market of nearly 20 million people (London of the South East)
- Fully serviced sites including public transport shuttle to town centre
- Development plots / turn-key opportunities for sale / to let
LOCATION AND SITUATION
Maidstone is the largest town in Kent, listed on Britain’s 20 biggest towns by population. The town acts as the county’s main administrative centre and has a total estimated population of 113,127, recording population growth of 11.7% between 2001 and 2011, comparing favourably to a 10.1% growth rate in Kent and a 6.9% national average population growth rate.
Kent Medical campus is located strategically adjacent to junction 7 of the M20 motorway, providing ready access to London to the east and continental Europe to the west.
The site is considered a strategic development location by Maidstone Borough Council and the South Eastern Local Enterprise Partnership and has been identified for future development to significantly enhance the regional health and life sciences economy in the context of providing modern services within the categories of medical, health / social / rehabilitative care, research and development and allied health services – technology / diagnostic / devices / aids and appliances.
Phase 1 of the development consists of the recently opened Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery (“KIMS”). KIMS is a modern, state of the art, private hospital that currently offers: 72 inpatient beds; 20 day care beds; 5 integrated operating theatres; 2 endoscopy suites; comprehensive diagnostic and imaging suite; research grade MRI and CT modalities; cardiology diagnostic and imaging facilities; services suites for over 60 consultants and ancillary consultation / examination and outpatient facilities.
COMMUNICATIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY
The site benefits from excellent road, rail and transport links, in a local and regional context. The town of Maidstone benefits from four rail stations – Maidstone West, Maidstone Barracks, Maidstone East and Bearsted.
The table below summarises the main modes of transport including distances and travel times.
M20 (Junction 7) 0.25 miles / 2 minutes
M2 (Junction 5) 6.00 miles / 8 minutes
M26 (Junction 2a) 9.00 miles / 10 minutes
M25 (Junction 3/5) 19.0 miles / 19 minutes
Gatwick International Airport 40.0 miles / 42 minutes
University of Kent (Canterbury) 26.0 miles / 31 minutes
Ebbsfleet International – London St Pancras 17 minutes
Ebbsfleet International – Stratford International 10 minutes
Maidstone West – Stratford International 53 minutes
Maidstone East – London Victoria 57 minutes
Source : National Rail Enquiries & Google Maps
Distances and Times approximate