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Minister visits key Medway sites

Thu 22 October 2015, 4:37 pm

The minister of state for communities and local government, Mark Francois, has been given a tour of some of Medway’s key regeneration sites.

A key site Francois was shown was the £650 million Chatham Waters development, which includes up to 950 homes, restaurants, commercial spaces and offices. According to the council, the project will create 3,500 jobs.

The recently-opened University Technical College in Chatham was another stop on the tour. The facility has a capacity for 600 students and the first intake of students saw almost 190 join in September 2015. 

Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s portfolio holder for planning, economic growth and regulation, said: “The transformation of Medway as a place to live, work, visit and learn has been an incredible sight to see but we are not stopping there.

“With our exciting plans for Rochester Riverside, Medway has one of the most important regeneration projects in the Thames Gateway and the development of Rochester Airport will see new business move in and 1,000 jobs created in the high-tech sector.” 

Other key sites in Medway include Temple Waterfront and Strood Riverside.

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