Issue details

Kier Initiative - Completion of contracts (various sites) 12/01911

To agree the entering into of contracts with Kier Property Developments Limited on behalf of Kent County Council for the 45-50 year lease and transfer of the following properties:


  1. Former Spires Academy, Sturry Canterbury
  2. Land adjacent to Bensted House, Faversham
  3. The former Birchwood School site, Swanley Sevenoaks


The property assets are no longer required by KCC for operational purposes.  The proposal represents the best value for the assets, and will deliver a significant number of mixed tenure housing units, stimulating the Kent economy and providing much needed affordable housing.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Faversham; Herne and Sturry; Swanley;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/01/2013

Decision due: 6 Nov 2012 by Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Performance & Health Reform

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Performance & Health Reform

Lead director: David Cockburn

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Andrew Fox, Disposals Surveyor Tel: 01622 221 322 Email: Email:

Consultation process

The Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee considered and endorsed the proposed decision at its meeting of 11th July 2012

Legal implications: 12/01988