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Former Police Station Becomes Co-Working Space

Former Police Station Becomes Co-Working Space
15 July 2021

Dartford Courts and Police Station has become The Hill Hub, a state-of-the-art co-working space.

Located right in the heart of Kent, The Hill Hub consists of luxury private offices, co-working spaces, justice café and a bespoke Business Development Programme which will help mentor, train fund the ideas of the future disruptive entrepreneurs.

Rehoboth Property International partnered with building services specialist DMA Group, to create and maintain an immersive and vibrant workspace fit for modern working.


Grade II Listed Refurbishment


Applying 200-years of experience in the refurbishment and maintenance of older buildings, DMA's team consulted on the specification, selection, and design of the specialist joinery, including all the furniture, fittings, and equipment throughout the Grade II listed building.

Director at Rehoboth Property International, Sanmi Adegoke said: "To reinvigorate and build a legacy for British business, we must favour the bold – the visionaries, the risk-takers; those bringing creativity amidst the chaos. As a launchpad for the local start-up community, it is crucial that The Hill Hub's technology, facilities, and services always operate optimally to accommodate modern ways of working. DMA Group's Life of Building offering was a no-brainer, a one-stop-shop covering our every need, combined with the specialist knowledge required to preserve and enhance such beautiful period features.

Under its innovative "Life of Building" service, DMA is also delivering all property maintenance needs and support, including aftercare and a responsive 24/7 maintenance service via its in-house customer care team and service teams. Its unique BiO technology platform underpins this delivery, providing transparent, real-time visibility of every service.


Prisoner Cell Private Offices


From hot-desking and personally reserved permanent workstations to prisoner cell private offices for group gatherings, The Hill Hub provides a stunning space to meet and impress. Leading the heritage revival project, Natalie Parkins, Interior Design Director for DMA, was tasked with maximising space and light with multiple workspace specifications, while retaining and highlighting the historical features that tell the building's tale back to the 1800s.



Picture: a photograph of the interior of The Hill Hub, showing former police cells.


"DMA is truly honoured to be a part of Dartford's regeneration with this momentous project to preserve the past and embrace the future. To think that this space might provide the alchemy for the UK's next James Dyson, Karren Brady, Richard Branson or Kelly Hoppen, is extremely exciting", she said.

Steve McGregor, Group MD at DMA Group added: "The front door to entrepreneur acceleration, The Hill Hub is changing lives, for both Dartford's and the wider start-up community. Making buildings work is what we do and DMA couldn't be prouder to support such an exciting new enterprise." 

Picture: a photograph of the interior of The Hill Hub

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 July 2021


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