The Pantiles Coach House
Tunbridge Wells

Location & Existing Use

The site, which lies within a conservation area, is adjacent to the famous Pantiles. It sits next to the Major York’s Road and Eridge Road roundabout opposite to the Pantiles Hotel, which was previously The Swan Hotel.

The Swan Garage provided a weak focus for the junction. It was of poor visual quality, provided limited parking provision for the hotel’s staff and customers, and was accessed directly off both main roads.

The Proposal

After careful thought Targetfollow along with its architectural firm Archidite Limited identified three key objectives:
• To re-use the historic existing building.
• To enhance the poor quality gateway created by Swan Garage.
• To meet the needs of the communities.

The application sought the change of use of the Swan Garage to Workshop & Retail use.

The proposal included full renovation to the existing building fabric with enhancement to the frontage by installing a traditional shop front complimenting the the surrounding environment.

The newly renovated building was credited with an Award in 2017 by The Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society.

Construction

Construction was procured by way of a traditional tender process, with an NEC3 Engineering & Construction Short Contract being awarded to the RDF Group

Targetfollow Estates provided its own project management which delivered a successful result with quality, cost and programme objectives being clearly achieved.


In particular the contractor is more than happy to continue its relationship with Targetfollow.

Robert Webb says:

Having worked with Targetfollow Group on many projects over the past 10 years we have always found them to be a well-structured and well organised company. Projects are clearly defined, instructions are easy to follow, and communication is first class, enabling us to work together to complete the required goal. Targetfollow demonstrate empathy in the working relationship, which is unexpected in our industry.

We hope to continue working with Targetfollow for many years to come.
The images below provide a flavour of the work carried out