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A b o u t  t h e  p r o j e c t

In September of 2019 Kantion (Gustavia Ltd) agreed with the owners of the property Leas Pavilion and adjacent car parks to bring this project forward. They look forward to work very closely with the Folkestone & Hythe District Council and the various stakeholders in realising the unique restoration of the Leas Pavilion and the development of residential units.

Kantion (Gustavia Ltd) has worked very closely with the Council and Heritage England over the last months which resulted in the plans and project to restorate the Leas Pavilion back to its condition of 1902 surrounded by a residential block of approximately 91 units and 39 car parking spaces. 

Hollaway is the architect of the development, represented by Guy Hollaway and Michelle Earnshaw. Hollaway exists since 10 years now and is an architectural and interior design practice that embraces the past, the present and the future;  one that places people and feeling at the core of its philosophy of architecture.


L i v i n g  b y  t h e  s e a

Situated on the English Channel by the white cliffs of Dover, Folkestone has a fine pedestrian promenade and nearby hiking and cycling trails. The portion of the town that overlooks the English Channel is known as the Leas. The pedestrian pathway meanders through a greenbelt along the cliff. Folkestone Harbour is is a peaceful and picturesque destination for residents and visitors. On a clear day, the French coastline can be seen in the distance.

L o c a t i o n

Folkestone is a popular port town in Kent. It is located 33 miles (53km) north east of Hastings, 7 miles (11km) west of Dover and 14 miles (22km) south east of Ashford. The total population within the primary catchment area is 110,000 (source: Promis) and the estimated shopper population is 55,000.

Folkestone benefits from an excellent communications infrastructure:


Folkestone is situated to the south of Junction 13 of the M20 motorway connecting the rest of the national motorway network.


Folkestone benefits from two main railway stations. Folkestone Central and Folkestone West. Both stations provide direct trains to London St Pancras International with a fastest journey time of 50 minutes.


London City Airport is 70 miles (112km) north west of Folkestone and London Gatwick Airport is 73 (117km) miles west of Folkestone.

N e w s

12 March 2020


It’s been a billiard hall, a club, a theatre and it started life as a tea room. But the Leas Pavilion is now known as an ‘at risk’ building in Kent…

10 March 2020

L e a s  P a v i l i o n

Leas Pavilion Public Consultation Board: The former purpose-built Edwardian tea rooms, later theatre, cafe and nightclub, which has fronted The Leas since 1902, has been deemed one of England’s most endangered historic buildings and ‘at risk of being lost forever’ by the Victorian Society. The proposed scheme is for the complete restoration of the Grade  II listed Leas Pavilion to the original 1902 layout, and for the development of 90 apartments, with associated car parking to the adjacent car park sites…

12 March 2020

F i r s t  l o o k

It’s been a billiard hall, a club, a theatre and it started life as a tea room. But the Leas Pavilion is now known as an ‘at risk’ building in Kent…

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