Milligan to create cultural visitor boost for Ashford town centre

Earlier proposal by Ash Sakula Architects for creating a new public square for Ashford on the footprint of the Odeon cinema

Ashford Borough Council has appointed specialist developer, Milligan to help deliver the ambitious Vicarage Lane town centre redevelopment project including MICA as part of the team.

The scheme, which includes the former Mecca bingo hall in the Lower High Street is a proposed mixed use development aiming to deliver quality homes, cultural and performance space, food and drink outlets and workspace to complement the market town's history and heritage.

The council's proposals include the part demolition of the rear of the former bingo hall to reveal an uninterrupted view to the Grade 1 listed St Mary's Church, while retaining the high street frontage of the building to create a multi-use indoor event space.