A new water feature was acknowledged last week (Thursday 23rd September) at the entrance to 1887 The Pantiles, a development by independent housebuilder Dandara on The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The event also marked the placement of the Wiesbaden Plaque on the stone base which holds the stainless-steel sculpture.
The water feature was created to pay homage to the spa water heritage of Tunbridge Wells and was then chosen to be the permanent location for the Wiesbaden Plaque. The Wiesbaden plaque was presented to Tunbridge Wells Borough in 2014 as a gift from the then Lord Mayor of Wiesbaden to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Charter between the two towns. The plaque features Wiesbaden’s ‘fleurs-de-lys’ coat of arms.
The unveiling was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Tunbridge Wells, William Benson (Chief Executive at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council), and representatives from Water in the Wells group, Tunbridge Wells Twinning and Friendship Association and Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society. The sculptor of the water feature, Will Nash, and senior representatives from Dandara were also in attendance.
Professor Michael Holman, Chair of Water in the Wells, commented: “Long before the Union House site had been purchased by Dandara, Water in the Wells had identified the square as a prime site for a major water feature. We worked closely with Dandara on the fountain project and, after much patience and hard work, we have achieved our aim. Thanks to Dandara, our dream has now become a reality; this has been enhanced even further by Dandara’s installation of the Wiesbaden plaque, with its beautifully crafted fleurs-de-lys emblem.”
Chris Harris, Managing Director for Dandara South East, commented: “We were honoured that our 1887 The Pantiles development was chosen as the permanent location for the Wiesbaden plaque. It is such an important piece of history, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it.”
The water feature and the plaque has been positioned at the entrance to the development, where it can be admired by everyone passing along The Pantiles.
1887 The Pantiles combines classical elegance with contemporary convenience, with each design feature and specification carefully considered to create stylish yet practical homes. Located in the vibrant heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the development complements its historic setting with elegant architecture, whilst benefiting from quality interiors such as fully fitted German kitchens with stone worktops and Amtico Spacia vinyl flooring. Each home is highly insulated, fitted with quality double glazing, and the latest energy-efficient central heating and hot water systems.
All apartments benefit from a stylish resident’s reception and concierge service, as well as landscaped courtyard gardens. Select plots boast sizable balconies and terraces. The recently launched two-bedroom Mews homes complete the 127 home development.