Park Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24

For Sale - £550,000

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This property, formerly trading as Po Thai Restaurant, is located on the southern side of Park Street, to the left of the McDonalds
car park. It is opposite The Panorama building and is only a few hundred yards walking distance of Ashford town centre. Whilst
this is a prominent trading location on a busy thoroughfare it is in a secondary position, however it will be adjacent to a
development site proposed to be a hotel in the near future. Other nearby traders include Café Nero, Halifax Building Society, The
British Heart Foundation and Bet Fred.
Ashford, one of Kent's designated growth centres, currently has a population of approximately 75,000 inhabitants and is set to grow
substantially in the next 20 years. The town is centrally located within the county, benefitting from a fine communications network
via the A20/M20 and five mainline railways. Ashford International Passenger station gives direct access to northern continental
Europe via Eurostar and London is some 38 minutes distance via HS1.


This detached building of solid brick construction provides approximately 4,000 sq.ft. of accommodation over four floors.
The ground floor comprises of just under 1,700 sq. ft. and includes a bar, and open plan area, previously used for seating, with a
separate kitchen and WC. The mezzanine of just over 345 sq. ft. consists of a further seating area with WCs. The first floor of just
under 1,300 sq. ft. is open plan and includes a bar, kitchen and WCs. The second floor of just under 650 sq. ft. appears to have
previously been used as residential accommodation for staff and is split into various rooms separated by partition walls, and includes
a kitchen and shower room with WC. The building is likely remembered locally as the Downtown Diner, however, it was previously
operating as Po Thai, a Thai Restaurant. The property would therefore be ideal for another restaurant user who can make use of the
current layout, fixtures and fittings, or a user falling within Use Class E. Externally there is space for 1-2 vehicles to the front, an
outside decked seating area and stores.
Note: Redevelopment of the building/upper floors to residential is not possible at this time due to the "Stodmarsh neutriant quality issue" - further detail available upon request.

At A Glance

  • Former restaurant building of 3,955 sq.ft.
  • Ground floor circa 1,675 sq.ft.
  • Immediate availability
  • Suitable as restaurant or similar uses within use class E
  • Walking distance to Ashford town centre

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