Markerstudy Group has exchanged contracts with Canterbury Christ Church University to purchase Salomons near Tunbridge Wells.
The company plans to use the estate as a training and events venue for its 2,000+ employees and as a base for its HR department and growing Talent Development Team.
Completion is due to take place in July 2013 and Canterbury Christ Church University will allow Markerstudy to access the site and some of the facilities in advance.
The training centre will benefit from substantial investment, with a diversity of outside activities, restaurants and events planned – creating an exciting experience for staff, and the public, alike.
Salomons is set in 37 acres of gardens, woodland and lakes and was home to three generations of the Salomons family. The onsite museum, which celebrates the lives of the family members including Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London and his nephew Sir David Lionel Salomons, a pioneer of road transport, will remain open to the public. The famous Welte Philharmonic pipe organ, which is the only surviving instrument of its kind in the world, will also remain on display.
Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Head of Group Marketing and Communications, said: “We’re a rapidly expanding company and the Salomons estate suits our needs perfectly. We intend to develop a training facility that will keep pace with the requirements of the business, as well as an engaging day out for the public.”