Entertainment, food & retail
The heart of the harbour is its independent food, drink and retail offerings. The proposals will build upon this commercial success by working closely with the current traders as the plan comes to fruition.
The Harbour Plan’s commercial spaces have been designed around the existing trading areas, each with their own distinct character. For example, the station will be more retail oriented with small local, independent shops.
Interconnected spaces create a place that looks forward to an exciting future for Folkestone. Specific areas include:
Makers Row – a vibrant commercial street with generous double height units linking the harbour edge to the Goods Yard. Space for brewers, coffee roasters, bakers, furniture makers, etc.
The Harbour Master’s Square – framing the existing building with a new residential square.
The Station – retained as a new pedestrian-only high street linked to Makers Row and public parking.
– commercial space linked to the Goods Yard with views of the Martello Tower plus panoramic views to the White Cliffs.
The Goods Yard – relocating to create a new year-round destination, anchored by the Harbour Screen, overlooking the English Channel.
Beachside – building on its success, it will be a home for restaurants and bars, offering al fresco eating and drinking, and access to the water’s edge.
Harbourside – offering a mix of fine dining restaurants and food stalls.
The Lookout – commercial space linked to the Goods Yard with views of the Martello Tower plus panoramic views to the White Cliffs.
The Harbour Plan delivers a substantial amount of open space that will be animated with season specific events such as festive markets linked to the Goods Yard.