Presentation on theme: "Cliquez pour modifier le style du titre St Mary’s Church Presentation September 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Cliquez pour modifier le style du titre St Mary’s Church Presentation September 2014
Ashford Welcome to Ashford Cllr Neil Shorter Cabinet Member for the Town Centre and Commercial Property
Ashford Ashford - A town embracing growth with ambitious plans for the future Population of 121,700 in 2013 The third fastest population growth in south-east England – a growth of 15,000 people (15%) between 2001 – 11; A projected population growth rate of 31% between 2008 and 2033; 7,600 new jobs created in the borough between 2001-2011 (increase of 17%); 84,000 m² of employment floorspace completed during the recession between 2009-12, the largest amount of any Kent district; Ashford Borough is within the top 7% of the most desirable places to live
Ashford Ashford - A town embracing growth with ambitious plans for the future A sustainable model for growth, setting BREAM and Sustainable Homes targets for new build. Development of new communities and business space Supporting improvement in existing communities and businesses Increasing infrastructure capacity New parks and open spaces Growing the cultural/ entertainment offer A focus on town centre development and vitality
Ashford Local Greenov and Ashford Borough Council Green Retrofit Investment Projects Singleton Environment Centre Refurbishment of council housing Civic Centre retrofit Ashford Gateway St Mary’s Church refurbishment
Ashford Singleton Environment Centre Built in 2008 Sustainable Urban Drainage system Rainwater Harvesting Woodchip Boiler Use of recycled materials Orientation to maximise natural light Energy saving lighting PV Retrofitted in 2014
Ashford Retrofit Appledore Whole building solution through insulating the walls, floors and roof, remedying air gaps, installing Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery, and a solar gain heat pump system. PV also installed to offset electrical consumption.
Ashford Installation of PV on Civic Centre roof Installation of Combined Heat and Power Plant for Civic Centre and Stour Leisure Centre Installation of LED lighting in the Civic Centre and Car Parks Plan for a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from the Council estate by 2015 Ashford Civic Centre and Stour Centre
Ashford Greenov Investments Ashford lead on Action 16 Ashford public engagment - Low carbon retrofit and refurbishment of community buildings Refurbishment of St Mary’s Church to provide increased performance space Renovation of the Library to provide increased public services
Ashford Greenov Investment Revelation St Mary’s An award winning venue Delivered a broad programme of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts 40 shows, 6 art exhibitions and 6,000 attendees, as well as working with 322 artists and 275 young people since opening in 2011. Revelation’s growing reputation has secured internationally-renowned artists Albert Lee, Courtney Pine, Steeleye Span, and a residency with the highly acclaimed Aurora Orchestra
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