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Quality Build - Going Fast!

The prolonged good Summer weather has allowed uninterrupted construction of The Glenmore Group’s new development of 30 business units in a landscaped setting and within an established commercial business area of Shearway business Park, Folkestone. The Regent Centre is the first phase of 7 units which are now ready for immediate occupation on a buy or […]

We will remember them

The striking Step Short memorial stands at the eastern end of Folkestone Leas in memory of WW1. Prince Harry officially unveiled the memorial in 2014 to mark the beginning in 1914 of this dreadful conflict, often referred to as ‘The war to end all wars’. Origin of the name Step Short is fascinating. At the eastern […]

New homes development in Hythe

Charlier Mews is a charming new development of six 3 bedroom town houses, traditionally built by the well respected NHBC regional award winning developer Forest Homes (Kent) Ltd. Prices start from £375,000, with two homes already reserved. Situated on Kent’s south coast between Folkestone and Sandgate to the east and the sweeping sands of Dymchurch […]

Pembroke House Folkestone - Prices from £140,000

With two apartments under offer, it is great opportunity to get on the property ladder, with these newly converted flats in Guildhall Street (North), Folkestone.  Contemporary style accommodation, it is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the high speed rail link. It also has a communal games room with snooker table. For […]

A celebration in the skies above Folkestone

In celebration of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Centenary Year, the long awaited Air Show over The Leas, Folkestone has been re-named The Folkestone and Hythe RAF 100. The event takes place on the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of July and will include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on both days, […]

Step onto the property ladder

Getting onto the first step of the property ladder has become a closer reality in Folkestone with the conversion of one of the town’s best known Buildings.Pembroke House in Guildhall Street has recently come to the property market offering eight contemporary style, one and two bedroom flats starting from £130,000. Situated within easy walking distance from […]

New Commercial Units - Going Fast!

Quality light industrial, warehouse and office units are constantly in demand in the Folkestone and Ashford areas. The Regent Centre & Stanley Court development currently under construction on Shearway Business Park, Folkestone is no exception. This new development of 30 business units in a landscaped setting, is within an established commercial business area, close to […]

The Red Arrows are coming to Folkestone!

The ever popular Folkestone Air Show is back, with spectacular aerial displays from vintage and modern aircraft performing in the skies over Folkestone Leas.  The two day event, Saturday July 21st – Sunday July 22nd, will culminate with a breath taking performance from the world renowned Royal Airforce acrobatic display team – The Red Arrows! Smith Woolley is fortunate […]

Attention all landlords! New minimum efficiency standards

The Energy Act 2011 contains a number of provisions which will affect owners and occupiers of property. Probably most significant are the proposed minimum energy efficiency standards or MEES. From April 2018, the proposed legislative changes would make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G, the […]

101 reasons for locating in Kent

Locate in Kent recently posted 101 sound reasons as to why Kent is the ideal County for businesses to prosper. The County’s infrastructure, with 173 km (107miles) of motorway within it’s boundaries, plus the High Speed 1 rail service, makes Kent an attractive proposition to set up business. Specifically, the regeneration programme for Ashford, together […]