Dartford is an old market town in Kent, home to a wide range of businesses. An important industrial and cultural town, Dartford is a key railway hub, which makes it an attractive area for businesses looking to rent office space.
In the past, Dartford’s key industries included brewing, paper-making, chalk mining and heavy engineering. Today, there are a range of businesses taking up retail and office space in Dartford, from pharmaceutical companies to car manufacturers.
Dartford Office Space to Rent
Several of the old industrial buildings have been demolished to make way for modern, contemporary business centres. Much of the serviced and managed office space is found in modern business centres, offering individual, shared and open plan workspaces, meeting rooms, on-demand conference facilities and high tech capabilities. Located predominantly on the outskirts of the town centre, rents are affordable and attract SMEs as well as larger corporations.
Dartford is famed for the Dartford Crossing, a major road connecting Kent and Essex, crossing the River Thames, connecting Kent and Essex. The A226 is Dartfords main road through the town, providing convenient connections, while the A206 directs traffic to the Dartford Crossing.
Dartford railway station is in the town centre and provides regular services to London via three National Rail routes, ideal for companies looking for office space with easy access to London. There are also a wide range of bus services connecting with nearby areas including Bexleyheath, Gravesend, Orpington, Swanley, Welling and Woolwich, as well as Bluewater.
Leisure and Restaurants
The massive Bluewater Shopping Centre is the hub of shopping and is located on the outskirts of Dartford. The centre is home to a plethora of major brand names and high street stores, leading fashion labels and department store chains, cafes, eateries and restaurants. There is a further shopping centre in the heart of Dartford, The Orchards, which features a range of independent traders and local convenience stores.
Office space in Dartford is surrounded by an abundance of pubs, bars and restaurants, offering a diverse variety of cuisine including the Sedir Restaurant, Bella Venezia and le Tre Sorelle.