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Next steps of Chatham Waters announced

by Marco Cillario Fri 16 September 2016, 12:58 pm

The next steps of the £650 million Chatham Waters regeneration scheme at Chatham Docks, near Gillingham town centre, have been unveiled.

Developer Peel Land and Property has announced it is close to reaching an agreement with a residential partner to build around 180 apartments on the site and that planning permission is expected shortly for a pub and restaurant.

The new properties will be located along the waterfront boulevard, facing the water basin and the River Medway, while the restaurant and bar, managed by Marston’s, will be fronting the main Pier Road, by a public realm area which was completed in September 2015.

A 200-unit private rented scheme will also be part of the upcoming phase of the scheme.

And Peel is currently inviting enquiries from social landlords to deliver 156 units of affordable housing.

Group development director at Peel, James Whittaker, said: “We’re excited to be moving forward with our plans for the first residential phases at Chatham Waters, as the stunning waterfront location starts to take shape.”

In total, the project will deliver 950 homes, 25% of which are aimed at being affordable, over four phases.

Commercial opportunities are also being marketed, with 121,920sq m of space for offices and educational facilities to be provided in buildings that can be designed to suit an occupier or delivered in ‘shell and core’ condition, with the developer designing and constructing the base structure only and the occupiers providing the completion of the property to their requirements.

The previous phases of the scheme delivered a 22,250sq m Asda superstore and saw the Medway University Technical College open on-site in September 2015.

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