MIPIM puts Kent Medical Campus on the map
23rd October 2017
Kent Medical Campus has been showcased at the country’s largest gathering of property developers, investors and experts.
As part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone, Kent Medical Campus made its debut at MIPIM in London, where it was joined by the team from Locate in Kent and Thames Gateway Kent Partnership.
The new enterprise zone brings together Kent Medical Campus with sites at Ebbsfleet Garden City and Innovation Park Medway, offering a focus for businesses in education, healthcare and life sciences, digital technologies, engineering and manufacturing.
Gary Watson of JLL, the property advisers for Kent Medical Campus, said: “MIPIM London is a great place to continue to tell our story. The Campus is already attracting significant interest from companies and institutions eager to find a viable and attractive alternative to what’s on offer in London, and elsewhere in the South East.
“Our ability to offer a two-year turnaround from a company signing the deal to opening the door thanks to our outline planning permission and support of Maidstone Borough Council, is very attractive. It means we have the real potential to create an academic, health and science-focused campus here in Kent.”
The three individual developments are all working closely together and playing to their collective strengths, to ensure this part of the county is among most desirable location for innovative businesses looking to relocate to the south east.
The attendance at MIPIM London will highlight the power of three, the connections to the capital and continent, the commitment of the zone’s partners, and the zone’s commercial property opportunities.
The trio of sites, collectively spanning 164 acres, further strengthens the thriving network of innovation centres and business parks across the county, becoming the heavyweights within the Kent innovation corridor that runs through the county.
Local communities are also set to benefit from having the Enterprise Zone on their doorstep, with almost 10,000 jobs set to be created by 2026. Once the Enterprise Zone is fully built and the jobs target is met, the Gross Value Added (GVA) uplift is estimated to be over £440million per annum.