Creative Folkestone Properties – Live and Work In Folkestone
Creative Folkestone (CF) is the charity that runs a large number of the properties in the Creative Quarter of Folkestone. The renovation and refurbishment of these properties has been possible thanks to the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust (RDHCT). The Trust has funded the renovations and then leases them to the CF for a peppercorn rent. Creatives have benefited from living and working in buildings in the Creative Quarter which now hosts over 250 tenants.
properties in folkestone
The digital creative industry has been the fastest growing employment sector over the past 20 years. The global pandemic has highlighted just how important access to outdoor space being vital for a good work/home life balance; living a stone’s throw from Folkestone’s seafront is a very attractive prospect. There will soon be the opportunity to live and work in custom-built properties within Folkestone’s historic harbour area. The RDHCT is just completing its last set of properties for the CF with 5 purpose-built units situated behind the Quarterhouse, at the bottom edge of Payers Park.
designed for work and play
There are two houses built from British-made kits with wooden cladding and large windows providing plenty of light. The cladding conforms to the latest highest safety standards. There are 3 residential/commercial properties where the workshop/shop-front faces one direction, and access to the living quarters is from the rear. The last unit that makes up this little village, is a workshop with a mezzanine level.
The area will be gated and landscaped to provide a tranquil and desirable living area, suitable for everyone, including families.
attractive rates and rentals
Many CF tenants talk of how attractive the business incentives are working in the Creative Quarter. Those who have moved to the area have looked at other seaside towns which don’t have the support in place to help start up new business and assist those working in the creative industries. As a result, low rentals in these properties give people the opportunity to invest in their future.
The regeneration of Folkestone has been heavily funded by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust through investing in the Creative Quarter, providing residential and commercial opportunities for people to live and work.
The RDHCT has also supported the growth of sporting facilities within the town. The idea of living in a place where your children can grow up being a part of the community through creative and sporting activities makes Folkestone a very attractive town to live in. These properties in Payers Park provide another opportunity for building new businesses and livelihoods to the people of Folkestone.