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Road Improvements Proposed

30th January 2020
Major road improvements close to Kent Medical Campus, and near to junction 7 of the M20, have moved a step closer. The proposed £11m scheme, designed to ease congestion on the A249 is being made by Kent County Council (KCC). The scheme is part of the wider support for the major jobs growth anticipated at […]
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Permission granted for Innovation Centre

17th April 2019
The proposed £9.5m Innovation Centre at Kent Medical Campus, part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone, has been given the go-ahead by Maidstone Borough Council. Situated beside Junction 7 of the M20, the four storey, 37,000ft2 Innovation Centre will provide flexible office space, facilities and business support for small and medium-sized enterprises working in the […]
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Mayor lends a hand at Kent Medical Campus

30th January 2019
The Mayor of Maidstone has helped ensure the latest development at Kent Medical Campus has solid foundations after visiting the site of what will be Care UK’s new care home. During the visit to the campus, Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor David Naghi helped lay some of the block work for the 75-bed luxury home, which […]
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Planning application submitted for £9.5 million Innovation Centre

30th January 2019
A planning application has been submitted by Maidstone Borough Council to develop a £9.5 million Innovation Centre at Kent Medical Campus, part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone. The four storey, 37,000ft2 Innovation Centre will provide office space, facilities and support for small and medium-sized enterprises working in the life science, healthcare and med-tech sectors, […]
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Cygnet Health Care open £18m hospital

30th January 2019
Cygnet Hospital Maidstone has also been officially opened at Kent Medical Campus following an 18-month construction programme. Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor David Naghi, who cut the ribbon to open the 65-bed hospital, joined representatives from Kent County Council, Maidstone Borough Council and the area’s healthcare professionals for a tour of the new £18m facility. Tony […]
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KMC contributes to local road network

30th January 2019
Kent Medical Campus is to invest £1.5m and provide land for major improvements to the A249 Bearsted Road. Work is planned to get underway in summer 2019 and be completed by the end of the 2020/21 financial year. The work involves the signalisation and enlarging of the A249 Bearsted Road, the A249 Bearsted Road/New Cut […]
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Care UK set to move into Kent Medical Campus

23rd November 2018
Care UK, the country’s largest independent provider of health and social care, has been named as the provider which will operate the new care home being built at Kent Medical Campus, close to junction 7 of the M20 in Maidstone. The new Care home will provide 24-hour nursing accommodation for up to 75 older people, […]
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Recruitment drive for new hospital at Kent Medical Campus

22nd June 2018
Cygnet Health Care is launching a recruitment drive for approximately 150 jobs at its new hospital, which is currently nearing completion at Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. On target to open in September, Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is now recruiting for a variety of full and part-time positions, including clinicians, nurses, care workers, HR, administrative, management […]
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Government announces first medical school for Kent

21st March 2018
The Government’s announcement that Kent is to get its first medical school has been welcomed by Kent Medical Campus. The new Kent & Medway Medical School will be jointly led by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University and will open the doors to its first cohort of students in September this year. […]
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Maidstone road bid backed by Government

23rd October 2017
Maidstone is to receive a £4m boost to help reduce congestion and attract further businesses and jobs to Kent Medical Campus. A bid for £4m to the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, submitted by Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council, and backed by a significant financial contribution from Kent Medical Campus, has been accepted […]
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MIPIM puts Kent Medical Campus on the map

23rd October 2017
Kent Medical Campus has been showcased at the country’s largest gathering of property developers, investors and experts. As part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone, Kent Medical Campus made its debut at MIPIM in London, where it was joined by the team from Locate in Kent and Thames Gateway Kent Partnership. The new enterprise zone […]
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Kent Medical Campus step-down care plans approved

2nd August 2017
Patient care in Maidstone has been given a boost after plans for a 75-bed care home with facilities to provide step-down care for patients well enough to leave hospital but not ready to return home were given the green light by Maidstone Borough Council. Kent Medical Campus, near junction 7 of the M20, has been […]
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Bid submitted to back Maidstone

17th July 2017
The Government is being called upon to back a bid to improve the local road network at Junction 7 of the M20 in Maidstone in order to reduce traffic congestion and speed up the creation of new jobs at Kent Medical Campus.  A bid for £4m to the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, has been submitted […]
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Kent Medical Campus steps up to provide step-down care

17th May 2017
Proposals for a 75-bed care home with facilities to provide step-down care for patients well enough to leave hospital but not yet ready to return home, have been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council. Kent Medical Campus, near junction 7 of the M20, has been identified as the location for the proposed development, which, if permission […]
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Finalist in the KEiBAs

16th May 2017
KIMS Hospital at Kent Medical Campus has made it through to the finals of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2017. Shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category, KIMS Hospital is one of 50 companies in the finals from among the 312 who entered – the highest number ever received. Simon James CEO […]
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The North Kent Enterprise Zone opens for business

3rd April 2017
The North Kent Enterprise Zone, which includes Kent Medical Campus, has gone live, bringing with it financial incentives for those businesses that make it their home.   One of 12 new Enterprise Zones selected by Government, The North Kent Enterprise Zone (NKEZ) came into being on 1 April, and is designed to stimulate business growth […]
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Kent Medical Campus unveils new brand

31st March 2017
Coinciding with it becoming a Government approved Enterprise Zone, Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone has unveiled a new corporate brand to promote it as a home for health, science and education. Gary Watson of JLL, the property advisers for Kent Medical Campus, said: “The new brand fits perfectly with what Kent Medical Campus has to […]
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Companies look to Kent Medical Campus as Enterprise Zone status dawns

10th March 2017
Despite the Chancellor of the Exchequer seeking to defuse the furore over the proposed Business Rates re-evaluation with the announcement of measures to minimise the impact on small businesses, many larger firms are waking up to the prospect of what they will have to pay when the new regime comes in on 1 April, 2017. […]
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Work begins on £18m hospital at Kent Medical Campus

26th January 2017
Work has got under way on a 65 bed hospital at Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone, following the completion of a new £1.5m access road. The new road has enabled Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK's largest independent providers of mental health, to begin the construction on its £18m investment. Mark Scally, Operations Director […]
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Kent could be part of brain belt supporting London

21st December 2016
The team behind Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone has called on the Government to back the county, arguing it will play an important part in delivering a globally important medical and healthcare tech-corridor stretching all the way from Kent to Cambridge, and support the development of a brain belt around London. It comes after the […]
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