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Could Corn Exchange become a business centre?

Could Corn Exchange become a business centre?

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There are rumours of potential plans to convert the largely empty Corn Exchange shopping arcade in Tunbridge Wells’ historic Pantiles into a business centre with flexible working spaces

According to a source, two applications have been lodged with the local authority by planning and development consultancy Kember Loudon Williams, on behalf of owner Lower Pantiles.
One is for the change of use and the other for listed building consent.

The applicant said the business centre – which will comprise flexible working spaces of varying sizes, shared meeting and event spaces, a lounge and cafe facilities – will “add to and complement existing and planned uses for the Lower Pantiles and will inject further vitality and interest into this ‘back-of-house’ area”.

Lower Pantiles LLP is proposing to provide a total of 17 business suites, ranging in size from two-desk units to a large open-plan office suite of 22 desks.

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