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J C White plays its part in a bid to restore the Leas Pavilion in Folkestone and carries out surveys for Ashford Borough Council’s latest building programme

The Leas Pavilion

J C White carried out a measured building survey of the Leas Pavilion in 2008. This survey has now been handed over to the Friends of the Leas Pavilion (FLP) who have been successful in their online fundraising campaign and have been awarded £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to start restoring the building. They aim to get a 100 year lease from the current owners Churchgate and bring it back into use as a community hub. 

The pavilion dates back to 1902, when it was built as an Edwardian Tea Room, and was frequented by officers and troops during the First World War. It has been derelict since 2010, and in 2015 Shepway District Council granted planning permission for new flats to surround it.

 The Leas Pavilion opened in 1902 as a tearoom

(Source: Friends of Leas Pavillion (FLP). Image by Unknown) - The Leas Pavilion opened in 1902 as a tearoom.

(Source: Friends of Leas Pavillion (FLP). Image by Unknown)  - The Leas Pavillion Front Elevation

Working with DCB (Kent) for Ashford Borough Council

We have been instructed to survey 3 sites in the Ashford area by DCB (Kent) who have been contracted by Ashford Borough Council to develop these sites for housing as part of their latest new build programme. J C White undertook the preliminary survey work at 13 old garage sites in 2014. These projects are now moving forward starting with Belmont Place - Willesborough, Beecholme Drive - Kennington and Priory Way - Tenterden.

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      'We have worked with J C White for over 16 years and have found them to be professional and a very favourable company who complete al work in a timely fashion.'

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      Jarvis Homes

      'We have worked with J C White for over 30 years and use them exclusively on all our developments. We have constantly found them to be a professional, efficient and cost-effective company that adds value to our projects.'

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      'My wife and I are very pleased with the survey work that you carried out and our solicitor assures us that on the evidence of your survey, our position is secure for the future. We would like to thank your two young men who carried out the survey for their polite good manners, helpful attitude and professional workmanship.'

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      Director, Maltby Land Surveys Ltd

      'I would like to say that JC White Geomatics are relatively local to us and we have come across their work over the years which has always been of a very high standard. I have interviewed a couple of their staff for membership into the ICES and have found them a credit to the profession. The company seems to have a very contented workforce with the management investing heavily into training.'

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