Issue details

Approve lease arrangements for 53-57 High Street Margate, as part of the Margate Levelling Up Fund project.

In June 2021 the Council submitted a Levelling Up Fund bid for Margate on behalf of EKC Group in order to deliver the Margate Digital Campus. The Council and EKC Group were successfully awarded £6,306,078. 


The Margate Digital Campus is to be hosted within 53-57 High Street Margate, a building which is owned in a Joint Venture agreement between Thanet District Council and Homes England. The approved paper set out the terms in which the lease arrangements are due to be made with EKC Group, in the leasing of 53-57 High Street.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Margate Central Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/06/2022

Decision due: 13 Oct 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Reece Pugh, Shadow Leader of the Council and Shadow Cabinet Member for Strategy and Transformation

Lead director: Bob Porter

Contact: Louise Askew, Head of Regeneration and Growth Email:

What the decision will mean: A lease will be provided for 53-57 High Street to deliver the Margate Levelling Up Fund project.


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report