Pent Up! Revaluing Folkestone

A case study in economic regeneration

Pent Up! is the area of the town bounded by Tontine Street and running from the Town Hall to the lighthouse and from Sunny Sands to the start of the Coastal Park, including the Bayle area and church. The study focuses on three elements in particular:


  • rents for traders linked to their profitability 

  • rent-free cultural venues and pre-funded curators and events 

  • financial literacy for young people in business


The essential aim is to envisage the town as it could become, a thriving multi-dimensional trading destination, suffused with creative activities ranging from the ad hoc and spontaneous to the Triennial. A town of creativity and youth engagement.