All of the site is within the Canterbury City Conservation Area, and incorporates early 18th century elements, including the Grade II listed three-storey terraced property at 46 High Street, adjacent to the Royal East Kent Yeomanry war memorial.
The site is L-shaped, 0.31 hectares in size and 200 metres away from Canterbury Cathedral and between Whitefriars and Westgate Tower. It is also very close to the recently refurbished Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and could help retain existing retailers on and near the High Street.
Public access to this part of the city centre would be enhanced. It is proposed that Biggleston Yard incorporates a ‘T-shaped’ pedestrian area including a north-east/south-west link connecting the current High Street to the core of the site through a covered commercial arcade. There would also be a north-west/south-east link connecting White Horse Lane and St Margaret’s Street.