Medway bids for city status in 2012
Fri 26 March 2010, 9:15 am
Leading architects, designers, regeneration chiefs and local residents are all behind Medway’s new bid to secure city status.
"Medway has all the key city credentials and a lot more besides: a population of 255,000, four universities, a famous cathedral, superb transport and trade links, a world-famous historic dockyard, a £6 billion programme of regeneration and a great river setting. We are a city in all but name."
Medway design champion Sir Terry Farrell spoke at the event, lending his support to the bid by emphasising Medway's "vast potential and unique appeal".
The conference also saw the launch of "20 Spaces, 5 Towns, 1 City", a brochure showing how investment in Medway's public open space will be central to the area's regeneration programme. It sets out the 20 areas of Medway that will benefit most.
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