We have a growing number of commercial properties across the Estate, providing space for small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow, and larger businesses to thrive.
Our tenants range from a large car dealership, at the commercial site at Brook Farm, on the outskirts of Tonbridge to local businesses and entrepreneurs based in a number of our converted farm buildings around the Estate.
Due to changes in farming practices, which have modernised and consolidated over the past 50 years, the use of farmsteads and their surrounding land has evolved.
Careful diversification and re-use of agricultural buildings for new rural business and job creation plays an important part in contributing to the success of the Estate as a whole. An example of our investment in diversification is at Bank Farm Livery Stables, Sherenden Lane, Tudeley.
In the longer term, we aim find sustainable, long term uses for redundant farm buildings to provide a range of business spaces, including offices and workshops to meet local demand and contribute to the rural economy.
The online second-hand car dealership Cazoo have their Tonbridge Customer Centre situated in our Brook Farm building. All their cars are stored centrally and are available on their website for either home delivery or collection, with their Service Centre attached. www.cazoo.co.uk/customer-centres/tonbridge
Meat’Ing Food Group sources and trades quality meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. Their core business is sourcing and supplying poultry, pork and beef to European industry and wholesalers, as well as export markets outside of the EU.
They have offices in France, Spain and the UK, with their UK office situated in Billy Bucks Barn, Tudeley. www.meating.rocks
Autoright is a vehicle repair centre, mainly working on major bodywork or accident repairs.
Autoright’s 27,000 sq ft facility is situated in Fairthorne Yard and is only 15 minutes from the M25, so they are in a great position to cover much of the South East.
Sail & Peg
Sail & Peg is a family marquee hire business, specialising in luxury sailcloth tents. They supply marquees for a wide variety of events, from weddings to birthdays, serving London and the surrounding home counties. As well as providing a marquee hire service, they also support their customers with project and event management, as well as entertainment and musical support. www.sailandpeg.co.uk
Unique Paint Solutions
Unique Paint Solutions is located at Mabledon Farm Barn, and has been run by Michael Pickett and Ben Heaton at the site since 2019. Working for a range of residential, commercial and corporate clients, the team offer a variety of different specialist spray painting services. These include repairs to vehicles such as scratches and dents, as well as refreshing homes by spray painting kitchen units, windows, doors and more. www.uniquepaintsolutions.co.uk