The proposed scheme also sees the development of new office, retail and commercial space on the site to create hundreds of new jobs for Deal – including a new Innovation Centre to bring both start-up companies and established businesses to seek flexible accommodation in the area. As such, the project will not only unlock the potential of a long-derelict brownfield site in the seaside town, but represents an ongoing commitment by Quinn Estates to encourage new investment in Deal.
As part of the scheme, Clague Architects supported Quinn Estates and DHA Transport in successful submission of a bid to the Government’s Local Growth Scheme for the Middle Deal Link Road. Delivered through the South-East Local Enterprise Partnership, a contribution of £800,000 will be provided for the creation of a valuable new connection between Southwall Road and Albert Road through the site.
Deal is becoming an increasingly popular destination for homeowners, with property prices up by 7% in the last year. It ranked 23rd in the Top 30 ‘Places to Live by the Sea’ according to The Times, thanks not only to the new HS1 high-speed train link into London, but also to it’s wonderful heritage of traditional seaside Georgian townhouses and recently award-winning High Street filled with independent local shops.
Deal has also recently been identified by The Times in its Top 30 ‘Best Places for a Weekend Retreat’, being highly commended for its 1950s vibe, and eclectic mix of writers, musicians and entrepreneurs. The Telegraph also now considers Deal to be one of its Top 20 ‘Towns to Consider Relocating To’.