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Hyde set to go onsite at Riverside

Housebuilder The Hyde Group is preparing the first phase of a 40-unit Extra Care Sheltered Housing scheme at Rochester Riverside. Work is expected to start onsite next year.
 
Updating Medway1 magazine on progress at its developments, Hyde said work is also set to start onsite with 17 new apartments and houses for affordable and intermediate rent at Taylor Wimpey Developments' Christmas Street scheme.

Taylor Wimpey builds in Upnor

An exciting new opportunity for relaxed family living is coming soon to Upnor, near Rochester, after Taylor Wimpey acquired the land for 26 brand new homes.(Sourced from Property Talk.)
 
The leading housebuilder is set to begin transforming a former residential site into Castle Walk, a stunning collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes nestled within a peaceful and picturesque riverside setting.
 

Breakthrough as key Thames Gateway site is 'unlocked'

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has today signed an agreement to press ahead with plans to build the first new homes on Medway’s flagship regeneration site Rochester Riverside.(Sourced from Thames Gateway News.)
 
Crest was selected as preferred developer for the first 600 homes on the site in January 2008 but the scheme stalled because of the impact of the recession on the national housing market.

Council chiefs praise HCA's Single Conversation

A new way of doing business that helps local authorities achieve their housing and regeneration goals is meeting wide-scale support and success. (Sourced from 24dash.com.)
 
According to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), its Single Conversation business model, which has been developed to co-ordinate discussion and make better use of local funding streams, is now underway with 67 per cent of all Local Authorities around the country.

Medway on iPlayer

The leader of Medway Council featured on John Prescott’s BBC2 documentary Prescott, the North South Divide, which was aired on 15 October.
 
Cllr Rodney Chambers spoke to Mr Prescott about the area’s regeneration programme, and about his views on the differences and similarities between life in the north and south of England.

Brabners Chaffe Street secure Peel Ports contract

Law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has been appointed legal advisor to Peel Ports, beating seven other firms to the brief.

The three-year contract sees the company taking charge of legal matters relating to Peel Ports' entire English portfolio, including the Manchester Ship Canal, Mersey Docks & Harbour Company and Medway Ports.

Campaign launched to promote high speed rail in Kent

A promotional drive to raise awareness of the arrival of new high speed trains in Kent is being launched this month.(Sourced from Kent Business.)
 
The London-wide 'Closer than you think’ campaign aims to highlight the time-saving benefits of the trains for commuters and rail travellers.

Councils work together for major north Kent improvements

A revolutionary bus system is to be extended into Swale and Medway as part of a raft of improvements for north Kent. (Sourced from Kent Online.)
 
Councils in the area have been given new powers to improve employment, skills, housing and transport.

New cancer unit for Kent

Next month sees the opening of a brand new cancer care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.
 
The £4 million project, which was delivered by London-based Killby & Gayford, means cancer patients from the area will no longer have to travel further a field to receive their chemotherapy treatment.

Student flats ready and waiting

The initial phase of Berkeley First’s Victory Pier development is preparing to welcome its first residents when the university year gets underway next month.
 
Located on Gillingham’s waterfront, Liberty Quays, which is to provide living, study and dining areas for more than 600 first year students, is the first purpose-built student accommodation away from the University of Kent’s main Medway campus.

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