Founded in 1963 by Bill Lucas, Mid Kent Sectional Buildings (or MKSB) was a ‘prefab’ recycling business. During the late 1970’s and early 80’s the business emphasis turned more towards new timber and sheet materials, eventually becoming Gaza Timber in 1996.
Before that time, Gaza Trading Estate had started its life as an Army Barracks during WWII
Many British Army Barracks have traditionally been named either after Battles or Generals. The completed Barracks built on the site at Eastwood farm was apparently given the name Gaza after the victory over the Turks at Gaza by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in June 1917 under the Command of Field Marshal Allenby.