The sites are owned by Chaucer Property Investment Ltd and the project is being led by 90 North, a specialist property investment and management company based in London. It has commissioned Clague Architects, based in Canterbury, to bring their design excellence and experience in residential, commercial and conservation architecture to the project.
John Yeend, Partner of 90 North, said:
“We agree with the City Council that the three Debenhams sites offer one of the most significant city centre development opportunities in years. We believe our plans will deliver a sustainable long-term future for all three sites and strengthen the local economy.
“90 North has been an investor in Canterbury since 2012 when we purchased the Parham Road Student Village. When the three sites in Canterbury came to the market we knew we could use our experience to transform this important but under-utilised retail space into a place that would be in keeping with Canterbury’s reputation for quality and that the city could be proud of.”
90 North is committed to a strategy that ensures all investments are environmentally sound and socially responsible.