Ashford Gateway Plus

Image of gateway plusAshford Gateway Plus is an iconic new building for Ashford, housing a library, a wide range of community services and a new civil ceremony venue all under one roof.

Ashford Gateway Plus is a joint scheme between Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council, and saw the outdated library demolished and replaced with an iconic new building, housing a bigger library and a range of public services, including a register office and cafe.

Ashford Gateway Plus was delivered at a cost of £7.56m, including £1.95m of Growth Area Funding from Ashford’s Future.

It also features the first green roof on a public building in Ashford, as part of energy efficiency measures funded by the European Union's Greenov scheme.


Gateway Plus offers the following services:

  • Full library facilities
  • Civil ceremonies
  • Adult education courses
  • Voluntary services
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Social Services
  • Registration of births and deaths
  • Free internet access
  • Cafe

In addition, the new Gateway will also offer the full range of Ashford Borough Council customer services currently offered at the Civic Centre, including:

  • Council tax
  • Housing and benefits advice
  • Environmental services including environmental health, waste collection and licensing
  • Planning & development and building control
  • Parking services
  • Land charges
  • Cultural services
  • Electoral services

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