The Old Fire Station has been a cornerstone building in Tonbridge’s history since it first opened its doors in 1901. In active service up until 1983, its grand facade and stoic presence has remained an architectural gem of the town.
In 2015, Richard Collins began turning his dream of making the building a modern and vibrant community space into a reality. From the beginning, having the space serve the town and its up and coming vibe, as well as championing the many independent restaurants, boutiques and businesses that call the wider area home was a key part of the vision.
Since then we have been proud to throw the repainted red doors wide and welcomingly open. Big engines have even roared again inside the walls at our Aston Martin and Bentley events. We’ve brought some of the regions favourite restaurants to Tonbridge, as well as Masterchef finalists, Bake Off favourites and Michelin-stars. Such fiery appetites needed dousing with delectable drink, and again we’ve seen the regions finest answer the call, from master tea blenders and fine English wine producers, to our very own beer and cider.
At the same time, we’ve been transformed into Tonbridge’s newest art gallery and exhibition space, as well as turning Castle Street into a temporary Savile Row courtesy of Hardman & Hemming.
The possibilities and potential are therefore only limited by our imagination. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events and to the old, yet new, Tonbridge Fire Station.