Salomons Estate invites local community to public presentation

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Development proposals that plan to secure the future and conserve the heritage of Grade II listed Salomons Estate have been submitted, and on October 20, 2022, the estate is inviting the local Tunbridge Wells community to their public presentation and tour.


The development of the estate includes improving the sustainability of Runcie Court – the grounds’ elaborate stables and coach house built by David Lionel Salomons in 1884.

Planning proposals 22/02425/Full and 22/02426/LBC propose a change from existing private commercial uses to visitor accommodation, public meeting spaces and a café all sensitively designed to reflect and preserve Runcie Court’s fascinating history.

Guests can expect to see period features such as decorative tiles, joinery, and ephemera relating to the stables retained throughout the development that repurposes the building for long-term viable and sustainable uses.

Salomons Estate, who recognise their duty to approach the project with sensitivity are inviting the public to attend a presentation and tour that sees architect Gaby Higgs answering questions regarding the planning applications.

All are welcome and free parking is available on site along with mostly accessible areas excluding the 1st and 2nd floor East Wing and the clock tower.


Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Location: Broomhill Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TG


5.00pm – Meet in the Runcie Court stable courtyard

5.15pm – Proposals presentation and questions session with architect Gaby Higgs

6.00pm – Building tour

7.00pm – Meeting closes


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Editor’s Notes: Salomons Estate is a stunning Victorian mansion set in 36 acres of rolling gardens. Two miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and only an hours travel from London, the estate is perfect for weddings, conferences, private parties, and office hire, and has accommodation and a popular bistro onsite.