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|03/22/18||SearchFlow renews ten-year lease at Kings Hill|
|Market-leading provider of conveyancing search services for the legal profession, SearchFlow, has renewed its lease at Kings Hill, Kent, for a further ten years.
The company, which has been based at Kings Hill since 2007 and is part of Daily Mail and General Trust plc, conducts searches, surveys, identity checks and provides title insurance solutions to help legal clients streamline the conveyancing process. It runs more than one million conveyancing searches every year for more than 2,500 clie... |
|03/08/18||Osprey at Kings Hill|
|An osprey and a stag's head made from cutlery, motor parts and forged steel are among the eye-catching works on show at Kings Hill in the iconic Control Tower.
Part of the new art exhibition, they were created by metal artist Alan Williams, whose work has been shown at Kew Gardens and the Sculpture Park in Surrey.
Also on show is a series of paintings and photomontages by a group of well-known artists.
This includes a photomontage by Andy Dickerson representing Gutenberg's p... |
|02/08/18||Hot Spot for Property Company|
|Leading insurance and data company, CLS Group, has moved into larger offices in Kings Hill in order to work more efficiently and allow room for further growth.
The company, which advises on UK and European commercial and residential property markets, has operated on the business park for ten years but had outgrown its previous space and needed a new modern office where all the staff could be under one roof.
"We're really pleased with our new office as it means we can work together more e... |
|10/26/17||Megger Expands in to Kings Hill|
|Leading manufacturer of electrical test and measuring equipment Megger Limited has established a new facility at Kings Hill to accommodate its expansion plans in the UK and to house a new development team.
The company, which sells its products worldwide, already has a manufacturing base in Dover where it employs around 230 people and has chosen Kings Hill to take advantage of its location to augment the recruitment of high calibre engineers.
"Our Kings Hill base will house a satellite developm... |
|10/05/17||Gold Award for Kings Hill|
|Kings Hill has received gold and silver-gilt awards in the South and South East in Bloom competition, endorsing it as one of the most attractive places to live and work.
For the second year running the development was awarded gold in the ‘Business Landscape of the Year' category, even improving on last year's excellent marks. The silver-gilt was awarded for the ‘Village/Town/City Centre' category.
In addition to the 33,000 hours a year put in by 15 full-time landscapers, numerous groups from K... |
|09/21/17||Telecom Infrastructure Company Recommits to King Hill|
|Teligent, a leading supplier of custom infrastructure solutions and value-added services to telecommunications operators, has renewed its lease on offices in Kings Hill for the second time.
The company, a subsidiary of Teligent Teleom AB, Sweden (part of the Altruist India Group), provides customised development, design, delivery and 24/7 maintenance of large-scale infrastructure systems for fixed/mobile network operators such as BT, its largest customer in the UK.
Managing director Adrian Fou... |
|06/23/17||Developer's Day of Caring|
|Buildings and gardens belonging to a charity for adults with learning disabilities have been given a fresh look thanks to the hard work of staff from Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust.
They took the day off work to help out at Scotts in Tonbridge, where they spent the time painting inside the residential houses and laying paving slabs in the gardens.
The team were taking part in the annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring when Liberty's more than 300 employees in the UK and US spend a ... |
|03/28/17||The Salvation Army Moves to Kings Hill|
|Following a two-year review of its operation, The Salvation Army has moved its South East Divisional Headquarters to Kings Hill, Kent. The new offices at 11 Tower View now house The South East Division and The West Malling Service Centre which together employ 35 staff whose role includes providing pastoral care, operational and mission support to local branches of the church and charity.
"The Salvation Army spent two years evaluating every aspect of its mission service in order to be bett... |
|03/22/17||Shipping Company Returns to Kings Hill|
|A shipping company which brings in much of the UK's fresh fruit from Africa is moving its headquarters to Kings Hill, near Maidstone, returning to its original ‘dock'.
Africa Express Line (AEL) is part of the Compagnie Fruitiere group based in Marseille, France. AEL operates a fleet of eight state-of-the-art refrigerated cargo ships on a number of weekly services to and from West Africa and Europe/Mediterranean, handling and transporting time sensitive perishable fruit cargoes.
Founded i... |
|03/01/17||Kings Hill will enable IT company to Double in Size|
|Fast growing IT company Onwave has moved to Kings Hill to accommodate its expansion plans and tap into the highly skilled local labour market.
The company, which has been operating since 2008, is both an internet service provider and an independent network integrator, delivering data connectivity through single or combined services from all major networks. It serves primarily the construction, utilities, transport, retail and public sectors.
It has taken space in 2 Kings Hill Avenue and plans ... |
|02/28/17||Keen Photographers Asked to Help with Book Celebrating Kings Hill|
|Amateur photographers are being offered the opportunity to share their pictures with the chance of being selected to appear in a new book celebrating the three decades of Kings Hill's development.
The coffee table style publication will combine the work of professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts to chart the evolution of Kings Hill from a flat military airfield to the beautifully landscaped, bustling garden village it is today.
The pictures can be anything illustrating life at Kings... |
|02/06/17||Gerald Eve Recommits to Kings Hill|
|International property consultant Gerald Eve, which operates in the UK, Europe and major US markets and has an annual turnover of £54.3m, has renewed its lease in 35 Kings Hill Avenue. Its Client Accounting division is based there, providing services in connection with business rates payments and property management finance.
"From this office we produce budgets, forecasts and financial statements for clients, including AJ Gallagher, BP, Costa, Halfords, Heathrow Airport, KFC, Superdrug and WH S... |
|10/25/16||Carweb Motoring at Kings Hill|
|Following its rebrand, leading automotive industry vehicle data provider Carweb has moved to Kings Hill to enable it to carry out its plans to double in size over the next five years.
The company, which provides technical data to garages and workshops, registration lookup services to the insurance, car parking, car sales and hire sectors as well as motor industry reports, currently employs 25 people in its new office in 10 Kings Hill Avenue.
It is part of US-based Solera, global provider of ri... |
|09/23/16||Gold Award for Kings Hill|
|Kings Hill has won a gold and a silver gilt award in the South & South East in Bloom competition – proving that the 38,000 hours its landscaping team and community volunteers put in has paid off, making the development one of the most attractive places to live and work in the UK.
The development was awarded gold in the ‘Business Landscape of the Year' category and silver gilt in the ‘Village/Town/City Centre' category.
The judges, who included TV gardener Jim Buttress, noted ‘t... |
|07/05/16||Gardening to Remember|
|Eight hours of strenuous gardening was the order of the day when staff from Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust took time off to help out at Bore Place, Chiddingstone, home of the Commonwork Trust.The 22–strong team spent the day clearing a stream of debris and weeds, made a new raised bed and planted up existing ones as well as putting in fruit bushes and trees, including organic blackcurrants and gooseberries.They were taking part in the annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring when Liberty's m... |
|06/22/16||Kings Hill Under National Spotlight|
|Kings Hill came under the national spotlight when some of London's leading commercial agents visited for a tour of the business park and a round of golf.They were looking at the range of office solutions available on behalf of prospective clients wanting to relocate to the area and, said Caroline Binns, associate director, marketing and leasing of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust, they were very impressed.After a tour of the available office space, residential areas and community amen... |
|06/21/16||Kings Hill Gets the Crown|
|Kings Hill has been named one of the UK's most successful new communities in a report published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).‘Placemaking and Value' examined clarity of vision, quality of architecture and design, layout, commercial and community provision, public and private amenity space, transport, parking issues and effective community engagement.It stated that ‘placemaking' has never been more important in creating thriving communities where people genuinely want to... |
|06/16/16||Cubs Help Kings Hill go for Gold|
|Children from the Mereworth and Kings Hill Cub Scout Pack put their green fingers to the test when they helped plant flowers in readiness for Kings Hill's entry into this year's South and South East in Bloom competition.The activity was part of celebrations marking the centenary of the Cub Scouts and, said organiser Dr Nicola Mallett, one of the pack's Assistant Cub Scout Leaders, it was a wonderful opportunity for the young people to help their community.The Cubs planted cowslips, ox eye daisie... |
|03/28/16||Liberty Property Trust Becomes the First Developer to Receive the EPA ENERGY STAR "Sustained Excellence Award" Three Consecutive Years|
|Malvern, PA – March 28, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Liberty Property Trust with its highest honor, the 2016 Sustained Excellence Award. The award – the third consecutive win for the company - acknowledges Liberty’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. In addition, the company has earned the designation “ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year.
Since 2003, Liberty has re... |
|03/02/16||Eye Catching Art On Show|
|A huge paper swan, a series of works by an award-winning sculptor and paintings of the Cosmos are among the eye-catching new artworks being exhibited at Kings Hill in the development’s iconic Control Tower.
‘Narcissus’, a giant paper swan by Whitstable paper sculptor Stephen Larking, bronze and steel sculptures by Brigitte Evill - who won a Victoria and Albert Museum sculpture award – and Patrick O’Donnell’s highly detailed paintings of the stars from his Origins series feature in a new... |
|02/04/16||Leading Finance Company Moves to Kings Hill|
|One of the UK’s leading specialist mortgage brokers is moving its headquarters to Kings Hill, near Maidstone, to take advantage of its convenient location and amenities.
Mortgages for Business, an independent broker which advises on all aspects of property finance including buy-to-let, residential and commercial mortgages as well as bridging and development finance, is moving into an entire wing (8,572 sq ft) of 17 Kings Hill Avenue. The building has just been refurbished and is on the ... |
|01/22/16||Packed for Success|
|An independent retail and business postal service which started at Kings Hill, near Maidstone, is going from strength to strength, extending its lease on the business park and planning to expand further.
Post and Packing, which offers packing, storage, fulfillment, PO box rental, e-drop shop and business support as well as normal postal services, is owned by Kings Hill businessmen Hugh Furness and Martyn Filby who bought the business from its previous owners three years ago.
|10/19/15||Caring Future at Kings Hill|
|An organisation which provides specialist support to adults with disabilities has moved to Kings Hill, near Maidstone.
Future Home Care, a supported living provider for adults in the local community, has taken 2,363 sq ft in 2 Kings Hill Avenue, one of the Flex buildings at Kings Hill which provide cost effective accommodation which can be configured for a variety of uses including research and development, high-tech production, call centre and offices.
Future Home Care is part... |
|10/15/15||Liberty Property Trust Adds Billy Grayson as Director of Sustainability|
|Liberty Property Trust Adds Billy Grayson as Director of Sustainability
Malvern, PA – October 15, 2015 – Liberty Property Trust announced today that it has named Billy Grayson as director of sustainability. Mr. Grayson will be responsible for developing and executing sustainability strategy across Liberty’s 105 million square foot portfolio.
“Billy’s expertise and experience integrating high-performance practices across a number of industries will be valuable in further... |
|06/19/15||Largest Office Letting in Kent|
|In Kent’s largest commercial property letting
so far this year Travel Insurance Facilities Group (TIF) is moving its
headquarters to Liberty Property Trust’s Kings Hill development near Maidstone.
The company, a specialist travel insurance
full lifecycle service provider, has taken the top floor of 17,110 sq ft in 1
Tower View, one of the most prestigious office buildings in Kings Hill.
TIF was founded in 1996 and has seen its
employee numbers almost double in the ... |
|06/15/15||King's Hill Unveils New Exhibition Space for the Public Featuring the Work of Prominent Artist Alan Rankle|
|The Kings Hill Art initiative, now in its sixth
year, provides a professionally curated rolling art exhibition in office
buildings across the Kings Hill business park, curated by artist June
Frickleton and supported by Arts & Business. To celebrate the 20th
exhibition, the new Cultural Centre in the recently refurbished Control Tower,
Liberty Square, is the venue for an exhibition of past and present artists who
have generously loaned their artworks to the Kings Hill Art initiative.
|05/18/15||Liberty Unveils £38 Million UK Industrial Development|
|A £38 million development site with consent to deliver
industrial and warehouse units in the West Midlands has been officially
unveiled by Liberty Property Trust (www.libertyproperty.com).
Park, Lichfield will accommodate a development of approximately 435,000 sq ft
of industrial and warehouse accommodation, which will create more than 1,000
jobs. Work on the infrastructure is on target to be completed by November and
immediate turnkey packages are available for potent... |
|04/09/15||Next Stop Kings Hill|
London house prices sky-high, so called ‘second steppers’ are looking to buy
outside the capital - but within commuting distance - to get good value for
place families looking to make their next move are choosing is Kings Hill, near
Maidstone, attracted by its good rail and road links to London, new houses,
amenities and environment.
Hill is a contemporary garden village where masterplanning developer Liberty
Property Trust and Kent County ... |
|03/10/15||Active Lifestyles a Key Feature at North of Horsham|
developer Liberty Property Trust is calling on local people and clubs to help
shape plans for sport and recreation opportunities at North of Horsham, with
the town set to benefit from major new facilities as part of the sustainable
of Horsham will help to meet a large part of the district’s housing needs on a
single site, delivering around 2,500 homes supported by jobs, schools, shops
and community facilities. The Planning Inspector appointed... |
|02/17/15||4,000 Jobs Boost in New Business Park Plan for North of Horsham|
than 4,000 jobs would be created by plans for a new business park to be
delivered by Liberty Property Trust as part of its £400 million investment at
‘Land North of Horsham’.
a direction for growth, Land North of Horsham was recently endorsed by a
Government-appointed Planning Inspector as part of the emerging Horsham
District Planning Framework.
plans for a sustainable and sensitively designed expansion of Horsham would
deliver around 2,500 new homes ... |
|02/12/15||Houses Selling Out Fast at Kings Hill|
excellent sales in 2014, the success of Help to Buy and the imminent arrival of
a third school, new properties at Kings Hill – recently named by the Daily
Telegraph as one of the best places to bring up a family - are fast running out
and there will be a gap before more are built.
our current phase of house building is completed there will be a lull until we
start development of the next Kings Hill neighbourhood,” said Susan Davies,
Liberty’s estate manager on... |
|01/28/15||State-of-the-art cancer centre to open at Kings Hill|
|A state-of-the-art (18,000 sq ft) private cancer treatment centre will open at Kings Hill, near Maidstone, Kent, later this year.
Cancer Partners UK has announced plans for a new diagnostic and treatment centre on the business park, which will provide state of the art diagnostic, radiotherapy and chemotherapy suites as well as alternative therapy services for those people requiring oncological treatments. It is scheduled to open in November.
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill ... |
project and cost management company Underwood Carpenter – whose clients include
John Lewis, Ikea, Waitrose, Crest Nicholson and Boots – has moved to Kings Hill
which was founded in 2000, has established an enviable reputation for
successfully delivering its clients’ property needs, from site identification
through to the design and development of construction projects. It acts across
many sectors, including retail, offices, residenti... |
|10/16/14||Plans for Kings Hill Get Green Light|
for the next phase of development at Kings Hill have been approved unanimously
by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.
will see the delivery of 635 much needed homes including affordable, a new
primary school – the third at Kings Hill, an extension to the community centre,
additional allotments, trim trails and sports pitches for Kings Hill Sports
Park. Land will also be gifted for the development of a place of worship.
land remains for mo... |
|10/02/14||It's Official - Kings Hill is Blooming Great|
|Kings Hill has won a Silver Gilt Award in the South
& South East in Bloom competition and has inspired the organisers to consider
creating a brand new category for new communities.
This is the first time Kings Hill developer Liberty
Property Trust has entered the competition, and was the only company to do so,
the rest of the entrants being councils and community groups.
It entered the ‘village/town centre’ category,
focussing on the landscaping that links the ... |
|09/19/14||Capacity Crowd at King's Hill Historic Control Tower|
|More than 200 people visited Kings Hill’s
historic Art Deco Control Tower over the weekend as part of the national
Heritage Open Days programme.
locally by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Heritage Open Days celebrates England's architecture and
culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the
public or charge for admission.
Recently restored and refurbished by Kings Hill developer
Liberty Property Trust UK, the listed Control Tower... |
|09/16/14||Kings Hill Named One of Best Places in UK to Raise a Family|
|Kings Hill has been named one of the best
places in the UK to raise a family by the Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper cited schooling as a priority
when families decide where to bring up their children but added that other key
requirements include good parks and playgrounds, child-friendly cafés, woodland
walks, cycle paths and sports facilities.
It described Kings Hill as a ‘safe,
child-friendly environment’ and that ‘the sports facilities would be the envy
of any c... |
|09/10/14||New Artworks Bring History Alive at Kings Hill|
|A series of ambitious new
artworks which bring Kings Hill’s past alive, making it accessible to the
younger generation, new residents, workers and visitors alike, has been
Centered around the iconic
Art Deco Control Tower, the artworks comprise 12 brass reliefs, 11 of which
feature planes that were stationed at Kings Hill during World War II when it
was RAF West Malling, while the final relief is of the Magical Mystery Tour bus
marking the day The Beatles filmed at ... |
|07/15/14||Developer Helps Specialist School|
one of the hottest days of the year so far, staff from Kings Hill developer
Liberty Property Trust UK had a day out of the office to paint the exterior of
the Quest School, a specialist school for children with autism which has
recently relocated to Paddock Wood.
were taking part in the annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring when Liberty’s 400
staff in the UK and USA spend a day helping their communities in memory of the
company’s founder Bill Rouse, who died in 2003.
|06/04/14||Kings Hill's Heritage Immortalised|
|Stories and poems about
Kings Hill’s illustrious past as RAF West Malling have been set in bronze,
steel and stone to create a wayfinding trail highlighting routes around Liberty
Square, the vibrant retail centre at the heart of the development.
Commissioned by Kings Hill
developer Liberty Property Trust UK together with partner Kent County Council and
curated by Futurecity, the trail features stories and poems gathered by
Kent-based community engagement specialists Future Cr... |
|05/21/14||New Developments at Kings Hill|
exciting new housing developments are underway at Kings Hill, offering a wide
range of properties to suit all tastes and budgets.
within acres of landscaped parkland close to shops, restaurants, cafes and
leisure amenities, Kings Hill is a garden village with a very active community.
It has two primary schools with a third planned, numerous sports and leisure
amenities, allotments and many clubs and societies offering a huge range of
classes and opportunities to sha... |
|05/20/14||Allotments for Kings Hill|
|With many areas
of the UK seeing allotments sold off for development, Liberty Property Trust UK
is bucking the trend by donating land to Kings Hill Parish Council for their
development partner Kent County Council, Liberty has provided over 1.3 acres, adjacent
to the Kings Hill Sports Park, which the parish council is intending to divide
into 75 allotments.
Extra land has
been set aside for more allotments as the next phase of development ... |
|04/17/14||Liberty Property Trust's Cambridge Biomedical Campus Honored for Placemaking|
|MALVERN, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Property Trust's Cambridge Biomedical Campus won the prestigious Place Making Award at UK real estate publication Property Week's Property Awards 2014. Cambridge Biomedical Campus combines world-class biomedical research, patient care and university teaching on a single site in Cambridge, UK. The master planned community is being jointly developed by Liberty and Countryside Properties.
Working in partnership with the University of Cambrid... |
|02/18/14||Liberty Property Trust Unveils its New Visual Identity|
|Logo, color palette, tagline showcase
Liberty’s national strengths
MALVERN, PA – February 18, 2014 – Liberty
Property Trust, a leader in the development and management of high performance industrial and office properties, today
unveiled a new visual identity including a new logo, tagline, color palette and
updated positioning. The new identity is designed to better align Liberty’s
visual presentation with its national operating platform, cutting-edge
development capabilities, fina... |
|02/13/14||Comma Oil & Chemicals Moves to Kings Hill|
|Comma Oil and
Chemicals has moved its executive and commercial departments to Kings Hill,
West Malling, to accommodate future growth.
which was acquired in 2012 by Cosan - one of Brazil’s largest oil producers - manufactures,
markets and distributes lubricating motor oils, car care products and
associated seasonal and industrial chemicals for the UK and over 40
and commercial teams, along with marketing and plann... |
|02/06/14||Global Software Company Recommits to Kings Hill|
|Infor, one of the world’s largest providers of business software, has
recommitted to Kent by renewing its lease on offices at Kings Hill, near
The company, which is headquartered in New York and has more than 70,000
customers, employs 12,700 staff worldwide and has an annual revenue of
Infor (United Kingdom) Ltd moved to Kings Hill in 2004, where it occupies
5,259 sq ft in 39 Kings Hill Avenue. The company has already extended its lease
|11/01/13||Moving to the Next Level|
|Mezzanine International, a leading UK supplier of specialised steel structures, is switching its headquarters to Kings Hill, near Maidstone. The move will see the firm moving to a 4,397sq ft suite as it takes advantage of the business park’s connectivity links to expand its footprint.
The company, which designs, manufactures and installs mezzanine floors, is relocating locally and has taken space in 11 Tower View, a multi-let office building adjacent to the shops, restaurants and pub in Libe... |
|10/09/13||List of Properties Acquired in Purchase of Operating Partnership of Cabot Industrial Value Fund III|
1858 East Encanto Drive
475 West Vaughn Street
12601 Industry Street
12641 In... |
|10/08/13||Liberty Property Trust Completes Purchase of Operating Partnership of Cabot Industrial Value Fund III|
|MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced that its previously announced acquisition of the operating partnership of Cabot Industrial Value Fund III was completed today for a purchase price of $1.475 billion.
The transaction has increased Liberty's industrial platform by approximately 23 million square feet and added 177 properties in 24 new and existing Liberty industrial markets. Approximately 58% of the total portfolio is located in existing L... |
|08/21/13||£4 Million Sports Park Handed Over to the People of Kings Hill|
|A £4million sports park has been handed over to the people of Kings Hill by developer Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council.
Called Kings Hill Sports Park, the new amenity has five grass pitches, an artificial pitch, pavilion with changing rooms for six teams together with a kitchen, social space and officials’ rooms, and allotments.
Work started on the pitches in 2011 and their construction was quite an undertaking - involving using specialist equipment to screen and sort 8... |
|08/07/13||Olympic Flowers at Kings Hill|
|Swathes of colourful wildflowers, inspired by planting at the Olympic Park, have been brightening up the landscape at Kings Hill and attracting numerous positive comments.
Known as ‘pictorial meadows’ and increasingly fashionable, the meadows were grown from special seed mixes containing both native and ornamental species, including fairy toad flax, field and Californian poppies, corn marigolds, black eyed Susan, cornflowers and cosmos.
Rich in nectar to attract bees, butterflies and oth... |
|07/31/13||Liberty Property Trust to Acquire Operating Partnership of Cabot Industrial Value Fund III|
|MALVERN, Pa., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the operating partnership of Cabot Industrial Value Fund III for a purchase price of $1.475 billion. Including related net transaction expenses and anticipated capital expenditures, the total costs are expected to be approximately $1.5 billion. The transaction is expected to close in October of 2013 and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
|07/24/13||Record Sales At Kings Hill|
|House builders at Kings Hill have sold more houses in the first six months of this year than they did in the previous two years, a figure boosted by the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.
According to Kings Hill New Homes - a marketing forum of homebuilders currently building at Kings Hill and developer Liberty Property Trust UK – sales figures between January and June this year were very encouraging.
This reflects the findings of the recent Royal Institution of Chartered Surve... |
|06/26/13||Makeover Is A Knockout|
|A residential home in Tonbridge for adults with learning disabilities has undergone a makeover, thanks to the hard work of staff from Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd.
Every year Liberty’s 400 employees in the UK and USA take part in the ‘Bill Rouse Day of Caring’ and spend a day helping their communities in memory of the company’s founder Bill Rouse, who died in 2003.
Last week, 24 staff from Liberty’s Kent and London offices spent the day at the Scotts Project Trust w... |
|06/20/13||New Plans For Kings Hill|
|Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, in conjunction with its partner and landowner Kent County Council, has submitted an outline planning application to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council for the next phase of Kings Hill’s development.
The application includes land allocated for a new primary school with associated playing fields; 975 residential dwellings; a self-service petrol station; a park and other landscaped open spaces.
Whilst the original plans for Kings Hill were drawn up 24 years... |
|06/18/13||Cambridge Biomedical Campus Attracts AstraZeneca/MedImmune|
|Liberty Property Trust and Countryside Properties PLC are delighted with the announcement that AstraZeneca/MedImmune has chosen the Cambridge Biomedical Campus as the site for the Company's new global R&D centre and corporate headquarters.
AstraZeneca's £330 million purpose-built facility will be developed jointly by AstraZeneca, Liberty Property Trust and Countryside Properties and will occupy approximately 11 acres of the new 70 acre development extension to the Campus. AstraZeneca's new f... |
|05/21/13||Hundreds Honour the Dambusters at Kings Hill|
|Hundreds of people turned out to attend the special Service of Commemoration held at Kings Hill, West Malling, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters, one of the best known and most daring bombing raids of World War II.
The Dambusters raid, ‘Operation Chastise’, used ‘bouncing bombs’ invented by Sir Barnes Wallis CBE to destroy the dams of Germany’s Ruhr Valley. Kings Hill’s connection with the mission is through the squadron’s commander Guy Gibson, who served with 29 Squadron based ... |
|04/18/13||Ace Colour For Kings Hill|
|With the refurbishment of Kings Hill’s art deco Control Tower nearly complete, six mature acer trees have been planted nearby to provide colour and seasonal interest.
They were specially selected from Hillier Nurseries - who were responsible for providing many of the trees for the Olympic park – and at seven metres high the trees needed to be planted with the help of a crane, which winched them into place.
The variety is Acer platanoides ‘Deborah’ – a type of Norway maple – which changes... |
|04/18/13||Kings Hill Marks Dambusters Anniversary - 16 May 2013|
|A special service of commemoration is being held at Kings Hill on 16 May to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters, one of the best known and most daring bombing raids of World War II.
Organised by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and supported by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, the commemoration will be led by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, and everyone is welcome.
The day will include a Service of Commemoration and a Spitfi... |
|04/18/13||Kings Hill's Largest Leasing|
|Russet, Tonbridge and Malling’s largest social housing provider, has taken an extra 17,537 sq ft in its new headquarters 32 Tower View, in what is King Hill’s and Kent’s largest commercial property transaction so far this year.
Russet’s move to Kings Hill this year will allow the housing provider to overhaul its customer services, streamline its operations and pass on a series of cost-saving benefits to its 16,000 customers. The new headquarters will replace Russet’s Borough Green, Larkfield... |
|02/13/13||Life At Kings Hill To Be Immortalised By Art Students|
|A group of talented Kent art and design students are spending time at Kings Hill so that they can create a series of artworks chronicling everyday life there, the results of which will form part of an exhibition.
The project aims to capture images of Kings Hill ‘through fresh eyes’ and build a picture for future generations. It is a collaboration between Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and placemaking consultancy Futurecity and i... |
|01/30/13||Art Project Inspires Poetic Kings Hill Pupils|
|Children at two Kings Hill schools have been discovering the power of words and more about where they live as part of a project designed to bring the history and culture of Kings Hill to life for future generations.
Youngsters at Kings Hill School and The Discovery School took part in a Haiku workshop delivered by Deal-based Future Creative, which is undertaking community engagement for the Kings Hill Wayfinding project, a series of art commissions that will complement the refurbished Contro... |
|06/19/12||Seal of Approval|
|One of the UK’s most senior property experts visited Kings Hill to see an example of successful ‘placemaking’ and hear how the private and public sectors can work together to create new developments.
Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation - the industry’s advocacy body – was invited by Alex King, deputy leader of Kent County Council and Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, to visit Kings Hill.
She heard how, twent... |
|06/19/12||Kings Hill Becomes Art|
|As a keen supporter and funder of arts projects in Kent for more than 20 years, Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd has received the ultimate accolade from a Turner prizewinner.
Kings Hill has been immortalised by Grayson Perry in ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’, a series of six tapestries depicting class mobility. They feature life in the upper, middle and lower classes and Kings Hill was the inspiration for middle class life.
The development also featured in the accompanyin... |
|06/11/12||Work Starts On Kings Hill Control Tower|
|Work has started on the iconic Art Deco style control tower at Kings Hill, which will see it restored to its former glory and once again be at the heart of the community.
The Grade II listed building is regarded as one of the best examples of this type of control tower built in the inter-war period. It played a vital role during the Second Word War, responsible for the safety of the pilots based at West Malling Airfield, who included Wing Commander Guy Gibson.
The control tower will be fully r... |
|05/24/12||Centre of Excellence at Kings Hill|
|One of Europe’s leading heating technology manufacturers is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Kings Hill, the first for the company in the South East.
Vaillant Group has taken 11,500 sq ft in 6 Alexander Grove where its new centre will provide training facilities for engineers and showcase the company’s product range to customers and employees.
The state of the art Kings Hill Centre of Excellence will offer engineers dedicated Vaillant and Glow-worm practical product training in sta... |
|03/09/12||Kings Hill Is The PlaiceFor Humphrey's|
9 March 2012
Kings Hill is the Plaice for Humphrey’s
Traditional British fish and chips will soon be on the menu for people living and working in Kings Hill when a new shop opens in Liberty Square.
Humphrey’s of Kings Hill will offer a takeaway service from Tuesday, April 3 and is due to open a restaurant on the first floor in July.
The family business, which has a 60 year history, already has shops in Allington and Meopham, but the owners have wante... |
|02/07/12||Rail Europe Remains On Track At Kings Hill|
|Rail Europe remains on track at Kings Hill
Continental train travel specialist Rail Europe is to retain its Kings Hill headquarters for a further ten years.
The company is the UK’s leading specialist in tickets and passes for rail travel around Europe and has been based on the business park since 2001. Its office building, 34 Tower View, was specially designed to suit its requirements.
Over 80 staff are based at the Kings Hill offices, and, said Andrew Blevins, managing director o... |
|01/31/12||Kimberly-Clark Renews Lease At Kings Hill|
|Top of Form Kimberly-Clark, well known for its Andrex, Kleenex and Huggies brands, has renewed its lease for its Kings Hill UK headquarters.
The company has been based in 1 Tower View – a building it had built for itself – since 1997.
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, said that he was delighted the company will be staying at Kings Hill, which is near Maidstone, Kent.
“Kimberly-Clark is among our longest-standing tenants on the business ... |
|12/01/11||Waitrose Opens At Kings Hill|
|Top of Form
Waitrose has opened a 6,000 sq ft neighbourhood convenience store at Kings Hill. The shop, which will focus on ‘food for now’ and ‘food for later’, is in Liberty Square, the central area of amenities serving both the business and residential populations at the 800 acre mixed use community near Maidstone, Kent.
The store has provided 57 jobs – for which there were 634 applications – and has been carefully designed in art deco style to reflect the iconic architecture of the adjacent... |
|11/16/11||RDT Expands At Kings Hill|
|Top of Form
Following a 36% year-on-year growth in turnover, leading software design company RDT is expanding its base at Kings Hill and recruiting more staff.
Founded 20 years ago, the company has been based at Kings Hill since 1999 and employs 59 staff. An industry leader, it supplies packaged insurance systems and rating engine software to clients including RBS, Direct Line, Sterling Insurance and Towergate. As well as Kings Hill, RDT has offices in Halifax and Brisbane, Australia.
|10/24/11||Journey To The Island Of The Dead - Sheppey 'Ghost' Artwork Voted Best In County|
|An unusual artwork created to encourage people to connect with local history has been voted the best piece of public art created in Kent in the past two years.
‘Ghost’ in Sheppey, by Kent-based international artist Adam Chodzko, has won the Liberty Kent Public Art Award 2011, which is given by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and Kent County Council.
The work was commissioned by the Whitstable Biennale 2010 and project managed by Art at the Centre Swale. It is a speci... |
|10/05/11||Gerald Eve's Rates Payment Team Takes More Space At Kings Hill|
|Gerald Eve has taken expansion space for its Rates Payments Management Services (RPMS) and Property Management Finance (PMF) team at Liberty Property Trust UK’s Kings Hill business park in West Malling.
The move comes after a number of significant new wins for Gerald Eve’s client accounting teams which now pay business rates, rent and service charges of well over £1bn for clients - making it the largest such business in the UK. Its clients include Boots, Costa, Greene King, Halfords, Mitchells ... |
|09/27/11||Investing In The Future|
|One of the UK’s leading investment brokers, Elson Associates plc, is moving to the heart of Kings Hill where it has taken offices in Liberty Square, close to the new Waitrose.
The company, which has over 80,000 clients, specialises in highly competitive investment discounts which it arranges with the majority of the UK’s investment providers and life assurance companies on behalf of corporate and private clients.
It previously had offices in 30 Tower View and is moving to Liberty Square... |
|09/14/11||Waitrose To Open At Kings Hill|
|Waitrose is to open a large convenience store at Liberty Property Trust’s Kings Hill development. The 9,000 sq ft foodstore will be in Liberty Square, where the combination of retail and leisure amenities form a vibrant heart to the park. Opening is planned in time for Christmas 2011.
The new store will be adjacent to the listed former RAF control tower and the foodstore has been carefully designed in art deco style to reflect the iconic architecture of the tower.
The shop will bring gr... |
|06/30/11||Giant Silver Ball On Show|
Around a hundred people living in and around Kings Hill attended an exhibition staged by a group of students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
A few days earlier the six fine art media students had pushed a six foot silver ball from Kings Hill to Mereworth Castle – a journey of about a mile – which they filmed and photographed as part of their degree projects.
The ball replicated the silver ball of the iconic “A Different Ball Game’ sculpture by Kevin Atherton at Kings... |
|06/30/11||KHFC Celebrate End Of Season|
|After a great season, the Kings Hill Football Club celebrated the end of the footballing year with its usual Fun Day event which included mini tournaments, raffle, barbecue and the all-important trophies for each player.
The Club was founded in 2003 when two fathers from Kings Hill decided to enter a team in the Invicta Primary League. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has over 250 enthusiastic boys and girls as members, fields 18 teams from Under 6s to Under 16s acros... |
|06/30/11||Kings Hill Falls In Love With Tennis|
|A Kent tennis club is well on its way to producing stars of the future following a hugely successful first year.
The Kings Hill Tennis Academy, which is based at the David Lloyd Centre at Kings Hill, provides coaching for children between the ages of four and sixteen and already teaches nearly 350 children.
In the last year the club won the West Kent Division Boys 14’s Winter Season; the Girls 14’s and the Boys 16’s. It has seen the highest increase in the number of children playing 20 ... |
|06/30/11||Trees On The Move|
|Five fully mature trees have been moved half a mile across Kings Hill to save them from being felled when work starts on the new developments around Liberty Square.
Four flowering cherries and one pine tree were dug up and transported by a giant ‘tree spade’, a machine that has large petal-shaped prongs which dig deep underneath the tree so that when raised they will retain their root system and root ball.
They were moved from an area adjacent to ASDA’s delivery bay and replanted near t... |
|04/26/11||Liberty Property Trust Announces Senior Management Appointments, Market Realignment|
|MALVERN, Pa., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced the following management appointments:
Joe Trinkle has been promoted to senior vice president and named regional director of the company's newly-aligned Central Region. As regional director, Trinkle will oversee development, leasing, property management, acquisitions and dispositions for Liberty's operations in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Houston and Wisconsin. He will maintain his office in ... |
|07/28/10||Cricket Legend Opens New Ground At King's Hill|
|Owzat for Kings Hill
Kent’s newest cricket pitch was given the seal of approval by legendary spin bowler ‘Deadly’ Derek Underwood when he opened the Kings Hill Cricket Club ground.
The ground is at the heart of Kings Hill, which is being developed as a mixed-use community by Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, and is one of the many leisure and sports amenities on site.
To celebrate the opening the Kings Hill Cricket Club organised a match between teams of children from the two prima... |
|07/23/10||Kings Hill Named Best Development|
Kings Hill named best development
Kings Hill has been named as the country’s most successful new village in a report by one of the world’s leading property agents.
In its in-depth survey on placemaking CB Richard Ellis evaluated non-urban new villages of 1,000 homes or more, interviewing local residents, small business owners, those employed in or around the site, estate agents, estate managers and developers. They were ask... |
|07/06/10||School Helped In Memory Of Popular Developer|
1 July 2010
School helped in memory of popular developer
A school for autistic children is spic and span in readiness for the next academic year thanks to the hard work of staff from Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd.
They were taking part in the ‘Bill Rouse Day of Caring’, when the 400 employees of Liberty Property Trust in the UK and America spend a day helping their communities in commemoration of the life of the... |
|11/12/09||30,000 SF Leased At King's Hill|
12 November 2009
30,000 sq ft leased at Kings Hill
Contacta, a leading supplier of customer services equipment, has recommitted to Kent and renewed its lease on offices at Kings Hill.
The company occupies 4,456 sq ft in 11 Tower View, where it manufactures and supplies induction loops, speech transfer, queue control systems and security equipment.
This latest deal brings the total space leased at Kings Hill in the last two months to almost 30,000 sq ft.... |
|10/14/09||Global IT Is Moving To King's Hill|
14 October 2009
Global IT at Kings Hill
Global IT service company Tieto is moving to Kings Hill, near Maidstone, where it is taking 4,596 sq ft in 10 Kings Hill Avenue.
The company provides IT, R&D and consulting services to the forestry and paper sector as well as major banks, building societies and finance houses. It is one of the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments.
It is moving into one of the U... |
|10/05/09||Shortlist For Kings Hill Sculpture Revealed|
5 October 2009
£80,000 artwork shortlist revealed
Details have now been revealed of the three shortlisted proposals for the new £80,000 sculpture at Kings Hill.
A total of 61 artists expressed an interest in creating the work, which is being commissioned by Kings Hill development partners Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council, and three were shortlisted by a judging panel of public art experts and members of the community.
Models of the shortl... |
|08/27/09||3 Artists Chosen For Public Art Commission At King's Hill|
27 August 2009
£80,000 for public art commission
The installation of one of the most exciting public art commissions in Kent this year has moved a step closer with the announcement of the shortlisted artists.
Three artists have been selected from a total of 61 expressions of interest to create the new £80,000 commission at Kings Hill, near Maidstone. The brief to artists was issued by the Kent County Council Arts Development Unit on behalf of the commissioners, Ki... |
|07/29/09||IGF Factors In Kings Hill|
29 July 2009
IGF factors in Kings Hill
Leading independent finance provider IGF has extended its lease on offices at Kings Hill, endorsing the business park’s position as a hub for the financial services sector.
The company, which occupies 4,734 sq ft in 39 Kings Hill Avenue, delivers a wide range of services, from invoice discounting and factoring to payroll, asset finance and development loans. It is part of the Greater London Enterprise Group which focuses on... |
|07/16/09||Art Exhibitions Are Successful At King's Hill|
16 July 2009
Art success at Kings Hill
The introduction of art exhibitions in flagship office buildings at Kings Hill has had a positive effect on employees, with many saying it brightens up their day, making them feel more cheerful.
Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd organises the exhibitions in conjunction with Arts and Business – an organisation that aims to enhance the workplace through art - to showcase and promote the work of local and South... |
|07/14/09||Infor renews For Another 5 Years At King's Hill Complex|
14 July 2009
Kings Hill is the solution
Infor, one of the largest providers of business software in the world, has committed to a further five years in Kent by renewing its lease on offices at Kings Hill, near Maidstone.
Infor, which has more than $2 billion global revenue with 70,000 customers and 8,000 employees in 125 countries, has completed a reversionary lease on its premises at 39 Kings Hill Avenue, where it occupies 5,259 sq ft.
Infor acquires and deve... |
|04/08/09||German Firm Opens First UK Office in Solihull|
A worldwide producer of electronic systems for the automotive industry has opened a UK headquarters in Solihull – and has received a warm welcome from Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.
German firm Vector produces software tools and components for electronic systems used inside vehicles. It has bases in Europe, America and Asia, and employs 900 people worldwide.
The company has long-served the UK’s automotive industry as part of its European operations – and created a divi... |
|03/11/09||Eclectic Art In A Business Context At Kings Hill|
11 March 2009
Eclectic art in a business context at Kings Hill
Office buildings at Kings Hill are to showcase the work of professional artists from the South East region and London. This exhibition forms part of an initiative between developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and Arts & Business which aims to enhance the workplace through art.
The artists have been selected by two curators and will feature a range of works, including paintings, sculptures an... |
|12/04/08||Janet Street-Porter To Chair Judging Panel For Rouse Kent Art Award|
|Writer, broadcaster and Editor at Large of the Independent on Sunday, Janet Street-Porter, is to chair the judging panel of the next Rouse Kent Public Art Award.
Janet, who appears on Gordon Ramsay's 'F-Word' and was a contestant in 'I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here', trained as an architect before entering journalism and is a regular commentator on the arts. She said: "It's important that art in public spaces is of a really high standard and I am happy to help achieve that."
The Rouse Kent ... |
|10/29/08||Excellent Year For Kings Hill|
|Kings Hill is celebrating one of its best years ever, having completed property deals on 156,000 sq ft of office space in the first six months of 2008.
Major deals include 13,772sq ft for AB World Foods which owns Pataks and Blue Dragon; an additional 6,874 sq ft of space for a well known information company, bringing its total occupied on the park to 20,533 sq ft; 7,956 sq ft for retail construction company RG Group and a 14,412 sq ft data storage centre for a leading business service company... |
|06/26/08||Agents Battle It Out At Kings Hill|
|Leading commercial property agents from London and the South East competed in this year's Kings Hill Cup golf tournament, which was held at the development's 18-hole PGA championship course.
Now in its eighth year, the tournament is an established fixture for the Office Agents Society and was hosted by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and the business park's letting agents CB Richard Ellis, Knight Frank and Altus-Edwin Hill.
After a fortifying breakfast, 34 golfers completed ... |
|05/15/08||Kings Hill, UK Renews RG Group Lease|
|One of the country's most successful retail construction companies has re-committed to Kent and renewed its lease on offices at Kings Hill.
Independently-owned RG Group, which employs 200 people and has a turnover in excess of £200 million, has taken a further ten years on its headquarters in 4 Abbey Wood Road, where it occupies 7,956 sq ft.
The company specialises in the design, construction, refurbishment and extension of retail premises, and clients include Sainsbury's, ASDA, Ikea, Waitrose... |
|05/14/08||Liberty Property Trust UK Organizes Seventh Annual Kings Hill Business Challenge Golf Tournament|
|Sport of Kings
Over 80 keen golfers from businesses at Kings Hill took a break from work to take part in a tournament at the Kings Hill Golf Club and raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Organised by developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd this was the seventh Kings Hill Business Challenge and players competed for a silver cup and commemorative Royal British Legion medals.
Players teed off to a shotgun start and the winning team was from investment brokers Elson Associates, which was pre... |
|03/20/08||Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd. Donates To Youth Club|
|Young people living at Kings Hill will have more things to do in their spare time, thanks to a welcome boost to the youth club's funds.
Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd has given £5,000 to the youth club to put towards a project of their choice. This is the first of 10 annual contributions, totalling £50,000.
Lindsay Sharp, chairman of the Kings Hill youth club trustees, said that she was delighted with the donation. "Some time ago the parish council sent out a questionna... |