Corporation Street, Rochester
This development will deliver 89 new homes in a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments spread across four 5-storey buildings on two sites, both less than 5 minutes walking distance from the high street. The buildings are to be constructed in brick, paying homage to the rich historical context of Rochester Town Centre with various elements of notable local buildings being used for design reference, particularly in terms of window composition and brick detailing.
Running parallel to Rochester High Street, the Corporation Street area is currently subject to a planning development framework seeking to improve the gateway road into Rochester. Transforming the character of Corporation Street, bptw’s proposal will contribute to the council’s vision. The proposal will create an open tree-lined boulevard, with the buildings set back from the road to improve the area for pedestrians and residents.
Medway Council's planning case officer commented, “Overall, the architecture would deliver a high quality and distinctive frontage that would positively transform the character of Corporation Street.”