Baxhall/ HMY Public Consultation Presentation 30.10.18

Hub Feedback Form 30.10.18 

Southborough Hub Feedback Forms 1- 50 (16.12.18)

Southborough Hub Feedback Forms 51- 65 (20.12.18)

Southborough Hub Feedback Forms 66- 85 (20.12.18)

Letter from Theaters Trust 17.10.18

Response to Theaters Trust Letter by Project Manager 19.10.18

Soutborough Hub FAQ 09.11.18

Southborough stakeholder engagement 20.11.18

Southborough Hub Update 2nd October 2019

A major step forward in the provision of the new Southborough Community Hub has been taken with the signing of the contract for the building work to begin next month (November) 2019.

The £10million contract with Baxall Construction was signed by all parties on the 1 October 2019.

The project is expected to take about 60 weeks, with completion therefore anticipated in early 2021.

The development on the site of the former town council offices and the Royal Victoria Hall and the surrounding land includes a hall/theatre, community rooms, GP surgery, library, football pavilion and council facilities.

It has been funded largely through the sale of land to Crest Nicholson for a residential development and contributions from all three partners, Southborough Town Council, Kent County Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Working closely with the NHS the project has also secured a significant grant of £4.2M towards the new GP surgery that will seek to ensure the local service can cater for more patients in Southborough and High Brooms. The grant has seen St Andrews Medical Centre supported by West Kent Clinical Care Commissioning Group and NHS England.

Following a bid to the Premier League Football Foundation, the hub project was also awarded a grant of £500,000 towards the construction of a new pavilion to serve the sports facilities. The funding has been jointly awarded to KCC and Southborough Town Council and follows extensive input from Tunbridge Wells Youth Football Club, which assisted in the preparation of the bid. This football club has been granted a long lease on the premises while also protecting the fields through a restriction on the land.

Tom Sullivan, club secretary for Tunbridge Wells Youth FC, said: “We are delighted that contracts have now been signed and the construction will commence of our new clubhouse.

“We would like to thank the club members and the wider Southborough and Tunbridge Wells community for their support in this process and are excited at the prospect of having superb facilities for our local children as well as the wider community.” 

Peter Oakford, the Deputy Leader of KCC and local Kent County Councillor said: “I am delighted that we have reached this important milestone so we can see the construction of the hub finally get under way.”

Mr Oakford, a previous chairman of the town council, said he had sought election to STC primarily to instigate the hub project and see it through to fruition.

“It has taken a lot of effort by many people to get to this stage and, once completed, I am sure residents will appreciate the hub as a very welcome addition to the town’s facilities.”

Nick Blackwell, STC Hub Board representative said; “I am extremely pleased that STC can now play its part in delivering the Hub for all residents of Southborough and High Brooms after so many years of waiting for it. We will be reaching out to the community as the project reaches fruition for their ideas and contributions in shaping the facility and ensuring its long term success”

Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, who is also chairman of the hub management board, said: “Signing this contract is a significant step forward in the hub project and I am particularly pleased to see new a library provision incorporated in the impressive new facilities.”

Carol Mackonochie, TWBC Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing and a member of the Hub Management Board said “Following hard work by many people, an important stage has been reached. The Hub and surrounds will protect services, provide new openings and grow and benefit Southborough. I look forward to the opening.”


Jonathan White
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Following the Consultation on the development of the Southborough Hub, the results were analysed by an independent Company.

To view their report, please click on the link. Southborough Hub Consultation Report

Equality Impact Assessment

To see the latest update click the link.


Please note – Minutes with a ‘d’ beside them indicate that these are draft and may be amended at the next meeting.

Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Project Board Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

29.06.2015          05.08.2015         09.09.2015         05.11.2015          19.01.2016 

01.03.2016          04.04.2016         05.05.2016         07.07.2016          21.07.2016

06.10.2016          07.12.2016         24.01.2017         13.03.2017          15.05.2017

17.07.2017          01.11.2017         31.01.2018          06.03.2018          26.04.2018

25.06.2018          17.10.18


17.04 2019          11.11.2019


Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Working Group Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

04.09.2013          04.11.2013          13.12.2013          04.04.2014          03.06 2014        

02.09.2014          30.09.2014          02.12.2014          06.01.2015          03.03.2015          

28.04.2015          02.06 2015          14.07.2015          01.09.2015          06.10.2015

03.11.2015          01.12.2015          05.02.2016          01.03.2016          05.04.2016

06.05.2016          07.06.2016          07.07.2016          02.08.2016          02.09.2016

05.10.2016          02.11.2016          02.12.2016          10.01.2017          02.02.2017

03.03.2017          04.04.2017          06.06.2017          04.07.2017          15.08.2017

05.09.2017          03.10.2017          07.11.2017          05.12.2017           06.02.2018

06.03.2018          01.05.2018         05.06.20              07.08.2018            04.09.2018

02.10.2018           05.11.2018   

05.02.2019            05.03.2019      02.04.2019

Collaboration Agreement (signed 04.07.2016)

Draft Business Plan (24.04.17)

Risk Register  (21.09.18)