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Published: 08/06/2017

The Reina Group are helping to place Folkestone back on the Map

The Reina Group have just completed their heating & plumbing contract with CBG Construction Ltd, who had been appointed by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust to undertake a complete re-furbishment at 3-7 Tontine Street, The Old High Street, Folkestone.

The property was once home to JG’s Amusement arcade and over the years through neglect became a dilapidated property in urgent need of repair. The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust purchased the property to refurbish and remodel it into a prestigious new vibrant building.   The property was originally built in the 1800’s and research has uncovered images of the building when it was occupied by a Boot & Shoe retailer in early Victorian times.  Today this magnificent building still shows architectural features of that era, with the large sash windows and very unusual curved frontage.

Pringle Richards Sharratt and Dowling Blunt are appointed Architects, by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust to work with the Creative Foundation to design a series of mixed use projects in the heart of Folkestone’s Old Town to support creative & artistic industries and provide living accommodation for those who work in these creative industries.

This £1.3 million project will see this beautiful building transformed into an elegant property once again. The ground floor will be refurbished and improved to be used as a retail space.  A perfect location to attract tourists and visitors being situated close to the harbour and town centre. The upper floors will be converted into modern residential accommodation, consisting of 4 one bedroom apartments and 4 two bedroom flats.  The third floor will have a striking new glazed curved glass frontage which will enhance the look of the building and offer stunning views to the residents, of this vibrant and busy part of Folkestone.  The overall impression will be to create an exciting new gateway into the Creative Quarter area of Folkestone.

The Reina Group are proud to have been appointed the sole plumbing & heating contractor and work on a project that is so personal to many of our employees as this site holds many childhood memories.  The project involves installation of a complete heating system using programmable room thermostats as well as fitting high specification bathroom and kitchen sanitary ware to create a modern style of living.