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Ashford is now just 37 minutes from London on the UK’s first high speed rail line.

With two trains an hour all day, every day, connecting Ashford to London in just 37 minutes, it's easy to see why Ashford is Best Placed in Britain for businesses and residents alike.

Best Placed for Business

Eureka ParkAshford already offers outstanding business accommodation at competitive prices, supported by a £2.5billion private and public investment programme, and house prices almost 30% cheaper than London.

Now with full high speed rail services underway, you can stay connected with the capital without the headache of London property prices and long commutes.

Move or expand your business to Ashford, and benefit from:

  • High speed travel
  • 60% lower office property costs
  • More space
  • Superb skills
  •  Better quality of life


Best Placed for Living County Square Development

Ashford boasts excellent leisure and shopping facilities, including the Stour Centre, Eureka Leisure Park, County Square and Ashford Designer Outlet, as well as a choice of grammar, private and state schools and further education colleges.

With the additional of high speed rail, you could be enjoying the buzz of London in just 37 minutes or the glamour of Paris in less than two hours on Eurostar.

And with house prices 10% cheaper than the South East average and 29% lower than in London, - Ashford is the natural place to live life to the full.

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Plans to revitalise Ashford include:

  • New shops, cafes and restaurants as part of the Ashford Town Centre Area Action Plan
  • New houses, office and commercial space, including a new Commercial Quarter
  • Improvements to junction 9 M20 and Drovers roundabout, a new M20 junction and link road through south Ashford, and faster public transport with SmartLink
  • Substantial works to improve and expand Ashford International domestic station, including a glazed forecourt and public square
  • A new library including more community and educational facilities
  • New and improved cycle paths, and three new parks.