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Locate in Tunbridge Wells

Locating in Tunbridge Wells Borough

Royal Tunbridge Wells lies only 35 miles south of London on the Kentish Weald and enjoys good road and rail links with the capital and to Gatwick Airport. Heathrow Airport, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International stations are also only a short distance away.

The area has attracted many prestigious companies. Cripps, a major solicitors practice, and AXA PPP Healthcare, one of the largest private health care providers in England, have major offices in Tunbridge Wells.

Large modern office buildings are located in the heart of the town and many businesses are situated in the expanding business parks on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Paddock Wood.

Looking to Rent a Desk or Office Space?

Shared workspace is available to rent from The House on Monson Road in Royal Tunbridge Wells.  Small digital, creative and media companies work in this lovely Victorian house together in a co-operative and collaborative hub. With a nice large kitchen and outdoor space, this provides much needed affordable commercial space for small businesses, freelancers and start-ups working in creative industries. The building has been fully refurbished as a joint project with the borough council, the county council and Workspace Collaborations, a local business. The House offers 50 desk spaces and 20 co-working (hot desk) positions as well as a number of shared spaces.

The House aims to provide a home to small businesses and become a focal point for the creative sector in and around Tunbridge Wells, hosting networking and training events too. If you'd like to contact the team about renting out some space email Dominic@thehouse.tw.

Other options are available in the town such as The Pantiles Chambers, The Southborough Centre and Easistore in the High Brooms area. A list of local commercial property agents who can help is on the right.

Across the borough, you can also search on the Kent and Medway Growth Hub.

Locate In Kent

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council works closely with Locate In Kent and its partners to market and inform investors of development sites and premises in the Tunbridge Wells area.

Locate In Kent is the inward investment agency for Kent and Medway, working in partnership with public and private sector organisations to promote Kent as a business location and to provide a complete service from location sourcing to business aftercare.

In order to further ease the hunt finding the right commercial premises for businesses in Kent, they have developed a web-based searchable property database for you to filter results tailored to your needs. This geographic information mapping system means search results will be more in-depth, offering you analysis and socio-economic data. You will now have the ability to tap into an area’s labour force and local skills information, demographics, population, wage levels, housing, infrastructure and educational offering. The intuitive tools and data infographics are highly visual, allowing you to map, chart and graph complex data to make it easy to use and search through the hundreds of properties we have available.

The Estates Gazette 'Property Link' has a database of commercial properties available for rent or sale in the Tunbridge Wells area too.  Take a look at the website link in the right hand panel for new premises.

There are two main industrial estates in Royal Tunbridge Wells which provide high quality, modern business premises at affordable prices - High Brooms Industrial Estate and North Farm Industrial Estate. Both are ideally located for easy access to roads and railways.

There are also a number of rural industrial estates located throughout the borough of Tunbridge Wells that cater for a variety of both commercial and industrial businesses wishing to locate within the countryside surrounding Royal Tunbridge Wells.

These include the Transfesa Industrial Estate at Paddock Wood, Eldon Way in Paddock Wood, Gills Green in Hawkhurst, the Speldhurst Business Park and the Hawkwell Business Estate at Colts Hill.

The Council maintains a list of current retail outlets across the borough on the shopping pages of visittunbridgewells.com. Please note, the list is not exhaustive, as we rely heavily on retailers to contact us with any changes.

Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre

The successful shopping mall in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells contains over 100 retail outlets. For more information about the centre, its services or for a listing of its shops vacant premises, please contact the centre direct, details are on their website.

The Pantiles

The pedestrian walkways and quaint independent shops, cafes and bars in The Pantiles are popular with residents and visitors to Royal Tunbridge Wells alike. The oldest part of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Pantiles is also home to the Chalybeate Spring. Contact the Association of Pantiles Traders for more information.

Camden Road

Independent retail stores, restaurants and cafés adorn this eclectic part of Royal Tunbridge Wells.  A great place for browsing and shopping for that unusual find, chat with the Camden Road Traders on twitter.

Farmers' Market

Don't forget The Farmers' Market in the Market Square off Camden Road at the back of Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

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