Otterpool Park Garden Town

Otterpool Park design team shares details of landscape proposals

Otterpool Park’s design team has released details of its landscape proposals for the garden town. The Landscape Architecture team at consultancy Arcadis, are considering putting forward three primary public open green spaces for Otterpool Park. All three spaces would be linked together, either directly or via green corridors. The first, currently known as Castle Park, would provide a landscape setting to Westenhanger Castle, and be closely linked with the proposed town centre ‘hub’ and Westenhanger rail station. Castle Park would […]

Flexible employment provision is key to potential partners at Construction Expo

Rebecca Kearney, Project Manager for Otterpool Park, Arcadis Design and Consultancy shared the platform with Dr Susan Priest, Corporate Director – Strategic Development at Shepway District Council Representatives of the construction industry, from builders to business services, gathered at the Kent Construction Expo in Maidstone last month to hear about Otterpool Park, highlighting flexible employment opportunities and ecology as key considerations. As work continues to develop the masterplan for Otterpool Park, the team of designers, planners, architects and technology experts […]

Otterpool Park at the Folkestone Jobs Fair

For school leavers, finding a job or an apprenticeship to suit their skills and circumstances in the local area is high on the agenda. The annual Folkestone Jobs Fair organised by Damian Collins MP at the end of September provided the perfect opportunity for these young people to meet with companies from the district offering jobs, apprenticeships and training. Representatives of the Otterpool Park project team were on hand at the Jobs Fair to talk to job seekers from the […]

Otterpool Park public engagement to continue in June 2017

Local residents, people who work in the area and interested organisations are being encouraged to attend the next series of public engagement sessions for the proposed Otterpool Park garden town. The next public drop-ins will take place between Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 June 2017 in various locations around Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh. There will be presentations from the consultant team at each session, giving more details on the design process and how planning will progress. Other events are […]

Public engagement on Otterpool Park

Residents of Shepway and East Kent are invited to participate in a series of community sessions regarding the proposed garden town, known as Otterpool Park.

Arcadis Appointed to Otterpool Collaboration Board

Arcadis is pleased to announce its appointment as Lead Consultant and Design Team for the masterplanning of the proposed new garden town in Shepway, near Folkestone in Kent, known as Otterpool Park. Sarah Whittington, UK Head of Housing at Arcadis, said: “We are very proud to be working on this exciting project. With the demand for new housing in the UK higher than ever before, developments such as this will not only provide homes for existing and future residents of […]