Exciting Proposed Cycle Cafe at the Old Bus Depot, Wye, Kent, UK
We are keen to get your feedback and thoughts and give you the opportunity to shape this new and exciting asset to the community. Read on...
Old Bus Depot
The Hub is an exciting proposed riverside cafe development at the Old Bus Depot in Wye, Kent.
Nestled at the foot of the North Downs and the Pilgrims Way, The Hub promises to be a base for local cyclists and walkers as well as attracting new and passing customers to the benefit of existing businesses of Wye.
Stocking high-quality local, fair-trade produce and great coffee, The Hub aims to be a vibrant and valuable asset to the community, creating jobs, and a place to meet friends, with plenty of outdoor space to accommodate children, dogs and bikes in a Covid-19 safe environment.
We intend to make The Hub as environmentally friendly as possible. Our concept is to recycle redundant shipping containers that will be well insulated and naturally ventilated to considerably reduce the carbon footprint of the construction and running of the buildings.
In addition, we plan to add enhanced planting to the river bank, improving the biodiversity of the area, and using green walls (shrubs and planters) to soften the long-range views from the AONB. We understand this will take a few seasons to develop but in time visitors can enjoy the local ecology along the river from the site.
A Unique Mix
Prior to technology consulting, Matt ran an independent chain of cycle shops where he learned a huge range of skills which have been invaluable in life and business. Matt believes The Hub will create jobs and opportunities for others to do the same.
Keith is an experienced local architect and keen cyclist, focussed on ensuring The Hub is developed in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way, enhancing the quality of the environment, in keeping with the local neighbourhood plan.
Jez has been involved in competitive cycling from a young age and has run his engineering business from the site since 1985. Jez aims to repurpose and improve part of the site for the benefit of local businesses and customers.
GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
What Do You Think?
As we move into the planning application stage, we would love to hear what you think. What services would you like? Love it or hate it?
All feedback gratefully received.
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