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Your opportunity to be a part of Royal Tunbridge Wells' cultural revival

The site of the notorious ‘The Pump Room’, a 19th century live music hall and jazz club which was once the centre of Tunbridge Wells’ cultural scene, is now home to Dandara’s 1887 The Pantiles development, an exclusive collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and contemporary two-bedroom mews homes in Kent.

The 127 new homes, including eight penthouse apartments, will benefit from a purpose-designed cultural space, where residents can come together to enjoy live performances and events. The venue aims to honour and celebrate the cultural impact of its namesake, restoring the local passion for music, art and fashionable entertainment.

Louise Norman, sales and marketing director at Dandara South East comments: “Once the epicentre of fashion, the site for our 1887 The Pantiles development is set for a revival, and will serve the community as a home, cultural centre and meeting place. At Dandara, every new home we build is designed to the latest standards. While this landmark development has been inspired by the past, it is designed for the future.”

Dandara says: “1887 The Pantiles combines classical elegance with contemporary convenience, with each design feature and specification carefully considered to create stylish yet practical homes. Located in the vibrant heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the development complements its historic setting with elegant architecture, while benefiting from quality interiors such as fully-fitted German kitchens with stone worktops and Amtico Spacia vinyl flooring. Each home is highly insulated, fitted with quality double glazing, and the latest energy efficient central heating and hot water systems.”

All apartments benefit from a resident’s reception and concierge service, landscaped courtyard gardens and resident parking. Select plots have sizable balconies and terraces.

Royal Tunbridge Wells has been attracting visitors for more than 400 years, offering the perfect balance of Kentish town and country. An eclectic range of chic, independent shops and thriving eateries span the High Street and the Pantiles, while walks can be taken from the town itself into the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

When residents need to travel further afield, a five-minute walk will take them to Tunbridge Wells rail station, which provides access to towns across Kent and Sussex, or to the coast and beyond. Journeys towards London are fast and frequent taking just 55 minutes to London Charing Cross.

Ashford International is also less than an hour away. Prices start at £299,950 for a one-bedroom apartment. For further information or to arrange a viewing please visit or call 01892 726 112.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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