Armstrong (Kent) LLP is consulting on the future of Fort Halstead. The site’s largest tenant, the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is due to relocate its operations from Fort Halstead to Porton Down and Portsdown West by early 2018, which will leave a significant proportion of the site vacant. The first relocations to Portsdown West have already occurred. It is crucial that the future of Fort Halstead is sustainable, dynamic and viable to ensure a high quality environment can be created on site for when Dstl leaves and a high quality environment created in order to retain QinetiQ and attract other businesses to Fort Halstead.
During 2012, we have held a series of consultation events to discuss the future of Fort Halstead, including a community planning weekend on 13-14th July 2012. You can find out more about previous consultation activity here. The feedback received during these sessions and the further technical studies undertaken since then has jointly informed the emerging proposals.
We are now preparing for a final round of consultation before submitting our planning application later this year. In the meantime, please contact us via this website to find out more about the project and provide us with your feedback.
Armstrong (Kent) LLP has unveiled its latest thinking on the future of Fort Halstead following its Community Planning Weekend.