Next Home Store

Eclipse Park, Maidstone

Project Sector



Gallagher Properties Ltd / Next

Supporting local economic growth

The new Next Home & Fashion concept store at Eclipse Park, Maidstone is one of around 20 across the UK. Offering homewares, DIY products and fashion in a state-of-the-art setting, the new store is a fitting addition to Eclipse Park, Maidstone’s newest mixed office and retail campus, close to Junction 7 of the M20. The new store, which totals 40,000 ft2 over three floors, represents a major investment into the town and created 180 new jobs. 

Gallagher Ltd was appointed as principal contractor on this prestigious project. Like the nearby M&S store that we also constructed, the store was built to a high specification incorporating a mix of brickwork, curtain walling, limestone cladding and traditional Kentish Ragstone, which we supplied from our Hermitage Quarry. All aggregates and concrete were supplied by Gallagher Aggregates Ltd.

  • The key elements of the works were:
  • Forming the new site levels for the building and car parking areas.
  • SUDs drainage and service installations.
  • Boundary retaining walls.
  • Foundations for the new building, steel frame, roofing and cladding.
  • Internal floor slab.
  • External yard area and car parking.