Folkestone’s multi-million pound seafront development is taking shape


Pictures taken from the above show how Folkestone’s multi-million pound seafront development is taking shape. 

The birdseye view photographs were captured from one of the two tower cranes that grace the Folkestone seafront. As an integral part of the Jenner site set-up, the exceptional progress made on-site over recent months in the delivery of 84 luxury beachfront homes is unequivocally clear to see and given current circumstances, is a true credit to the commitment of the entire development and construction team responsible for the build.

With clear government directive to do so, construction has been able to continue throughout the third national lockdown with the sector now recognised for its benefits to both the economy and society.  Martin Sandall, Managing Director for main contractor Jenner stated: “With a duty of care to keep all our people safe, construction could only continue with incredibly stringent safety measures in place as part of our enhanced company operational procedures, and as such it should be appreciated that some key processes and procedures critical to productivity and progress have naturally been greatly impacted by the ongoing global pandemic that continues to govern how we can conduct our day-to-day operations with safety essentially at the forefront of every action taken”.

Addressing the many challenges faced and overcome at this time Martin added, “Undoubtedly it has been close communications and the strength of relations established between all parties throughout the planning, design and construction process that has been integral to progressing the site, enabling the team to work collaboratively to navigate their way through such difficulties and overcome the many hurdles placed before us, and which could have threatened essential progress, particularly with the local authority given the huge challenges COVID-19 has placed upon their already pressurised resources. They have worked closely with us and we are most grateful for this.”

The overall development which consists of 60 apartments housed within two apartment blocks on the East and West ends of the site with 24 interconnecting townhouses, was recently praised by industry-recognised third-party endorsement scheme ‘Considerate Constructors’ as presenting “an incredibly positive image of construction” whilst ensuring a safe and welcoming working environment, recognising how the progress made here on-site signifies essential growth and regeneration as part of the ongoing commitment to a brighter future for the town.

Martin concluded by adding, “The unrelenting enthusiasm and dedication of all involved, at every critical stage, really does deserve recognition, and as always we remain grateful for the patience of the neighbouring residents, many of whom find themselves spending more time at home than they would normally expect to do, and are watching the development emerge out of the ground with a far keener interest than time would usually have allowed them to do, and mindful of this we shall continue to endeavour to build in the most considerate of manners possible to minimise disruption and inconvenience.”


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