Maidstone Barracks Buckland Hill

Location: Buckland Hill, Maidstone.
Size: 1.4 acres
Units: 64 flats: Two blocks of flats: A and B.
Block A: Private dwellings of 36 units.
Block B: Affordable & Shared Ownership of 28 units. (44%)
Brownfield development of former car park.
Redevelopment of existing car park site and adjoining vacant land to development flats, vehicular access, pedestrian footway/car parking.

Planning permission was obtained for residential development comprising of 64 apartments in the urban area of Maidstone adjacent to Maidstone Barracks Train Station. Located at Buckland Rise, the former 1.4-acre site was predominantly used as a car park that was poorly utilised for more than 10 years.

The development consists of two blocks of apartments. The first block is 5 storeys high providing 36 apartments. The second block is 4-storeys high providing a total of 28 apartments including (12 units) shared ownership and (16 units) affordable rent. Perfectly situated with The High-Level Path providing direct access to Maidstone East Railway Station and Maidstone town centre.

Development is completed for MHS Homes, built by A B Canham & Son.

Medway Gate

Previously home to a busy, working quarry, Medway Gate has been transformed into a key housing development in the region with 460 new homes, commercial space, community facilities, a large public open space and an ecology park. The site is located at the entrance to the Medway Towns close to Junction 2 of the M2. The site is directly accessed off the Roman Way roundabout on the A228.

Persimmon Homes were appointed as the preferred development partner with the Hyde Group acquiring all the affordable housing. The entire scheme was completed in 2012.

Pelican Reach

The site is located on Medway City Estate, Rochester which is in the heart of Medway Towns, the largest urban conurbation in the South East, outside London and at the centre of the Thames Gateway Regeneration area.

The site is occupied by Viridor, a waste management facility. The site benefits from a wide-ranging planning permission for the operation of this Waste Park which includes waste recycling, waste storage, waste treatment, waste processing of 670,000 tonnes per annum, waste transfer, thermal treatment, and gasification. Operating 24/7, 365 days per year, this not only provides the ability to recover vital resources including energy from waste this also helps achieve higher recovery targets.

The site benefits from a direct link to the Medway Towns northern bypass giving easy efficient access to the area it services and vital onward connection to the out of county network. The site also has frontage to the River Medway with the potential creation of wharf, with the potential of river transport in the future not only for the dispatch but receipt of materials.