Since the launch of streaming services, the whole landscape of televisual entertainment has changed and now this landscape could well be Ashford’s.
The old New Town Railway Works was once a hive of industry, creating jobs for many of Ashford’s residents and now that could be true once more.
Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates is hoping to invest in the old railway works and turn it into a film studio complex. With seven state of the art studios, a 180 room five star hotel, cafes and restaurants with ample parking, this could be very exciting for Ashford’s future.
The film industry is currently booming in the UK and a studio of this magnitude could be very important, attracting companies from afar.
It is rumored that the streaming giant, Netflix has shown interest in the project. This could be huge for our once little industrial market town, who now just sits and waits to see what develops.