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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 the smart choice for a fulfiling future.

Best Placed for Business

If you are looking to relocate or upgrade your business, Ashford has the value, connections and quality to give you the egde. Ashford already offers outstanding business accommodation at competitive prices - from its 16 existing business park to its planned commercial quarter.

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 connections to London and Europe
  • 68% lower office property costs than London
  • More space for your money
  • Superb skills pool
  • Better quality of life for employees


Best Placed for Living

Ashford offers a quality of life unmatched by city dwelling, offering property prices a third lower than London and emuch more family space for your money. With two major shopping centres, excellent sports and leisure facilities, a choice of grammar, private and state schools, and beautiful surroundings, Ashford is already one of the hottest property spots in the country, there is plenty of reason to make Ashford your new home

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

Ashford is the natural place to live life to the full.

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Plans to revitalise Ashford include:

  • An exiciting mix of new shops, cafes, retail and high quality town houses with the Elwick Place development
  • Stunning new office and commercial space in the town centre Commercial Quarter
  • An impressive new forecourt at Ashford International Station
  • Improvements to junction 9 M20 and Drovers roundabout, and a new link road through south Ashford
  • An iconic new foot and cycle bridge over the M20
  • Beautiful new library and community facilities at the Ashford Gateway Plus 
  • The creation of a new country park at Conningbrook Lakes, featuring a host of water and land based leisure activities for all the family