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Mote Park  Improvements – investing for the future

Maidstone Borough Council has committed to investing £4.3 million in the redevelopment and improvement of Mote Park over the next three years.

The scheme of improvements will have significant benefits to both residents and visitors who enjoy this beautiful award-winning  park.

The improvement scheme will be overseen by Kier Construction and will be carried out over  three phases of delivery.

This is how we are creating a better park for you...

Phase 1: The Adventure Zone

  • High Ropes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mini Golf
  • Segway Hire

Investment £1.47m

Play Area   -  investment £300K

Skate Park – investment £80K

Completion 2018

Phase 2 :  Visitor Centre and Facilities

  • Mote Park Centre with space for venue hire
  • New Café
  • Toilets including baby changing facilities

Investment £1.7m

  • Estate Services Building - investment £300,000

Completion 2019

Phase 3 : Improving access in your park

Improved access (footpaths, roadway repairs and surfacing) - investment £375,000

Completion 2020

Kier Construction Southern delivers comprehensive construction expertise throughout Kent and Southern England. We pride ourselves in creating buildings across our region that improve communities and bring a better quality of life to those who live and work there.

Our Southern network of five officers including Ayelsford Kent, gives us unrivalled geographic reach together with exceptional local strength and focus. Kier have operated in Kent since the 1880s when we were a family business by the name of Wallis based in Hart Street Maidstone. By way of keeping the
local £ in Kent, 95% of our staff live in Kent and together with our Kier FM partners we spend c£90m through our Kent Supply Chain annually. A true local company.

Our key sectors include

  • Education
  • Health and Sciences
  • Commercial Offices
  • Industrial and Warehousing
  • Leisure and Hotels
  • Interior Fit Out
  • Shopping Centres and Retail Parks
  • Residential
  • Aviation
  • Civic Buildings and Heritage
  • Blue Lght and Custodial
  • Defence

Who is paying for the improvements?


Maidstone Borough Council will invest over £4.3 million in Mote Park over the next three years to ensure that the park's future is sustainable.

Where is the money coming from?


Capital Investment from Maidstone Borough Council.

Who do I call to ask a question/complain/applaud?


Kier Construction 24 hour Emergency Contact line: 0208 3085051

Laurence Tricker, Programme Manager :

Alan Frith, Mote Park Manager:

When exactly will the play area close and reopen?


The play area is scheduled to close after the Easter break and work will take place over a 6- 8 week period. Please check the website for updates.

Can I still park in the car park by the cafe?


The overspill car park will be closed from Monday 5 February until the end of March 2018. There is car parking space located in the main car park for visitor use.

Do I still have to pay to park while there is no play area?


Yes. The park will remain open while the improvement work is being carried out. The toilets and café will remain open as with the play area in School lane.

Why have you cut down all those trees?


We are removing nine trees (small non-native) and or those in a diseased condition.  There is provision to plant an additional 43 trees in the new planting scheme.

Where does all the income from the adventures zone go?


The Adventure and Segway Zones will be managed by SERCO. An annual return will be paid to the council to recoup the initial investment made.

Are the Segways confined?


The use of Segways will be controlled by our operators Serco and only used in way to ensure that all visitors are still able to enjoy their visit to Mote Park undisturbed.

How much will the activities in the adventure zone cost or will they be free?


The additional activities in the adventure will be ticketed. All prices are yet to be confirmed.The additional activities in the adventure will be ticketed. All prices are yet to be confirmed.

What provision has been made for people with disabilities in the play area?


The play area has been designed to be fully inclusive and will feature a range of equipment to suit visitors who may have additional accessibility requirements.

How long is the work going to take and what is the schedule of works?


The work scheduled to take approximately seven months to complete.

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