Rochester Riverside, Medway

Client: Countryside & Hyde

This major regeneration project will see the transformation of Rochester Riverside, extending the city centre of one of South East England’s most historic cathedral cities through the creation of up to 1,400 new homes across 7 phases. The masterplan will also deliver over 8,000sqm of non-residential floorspace including a primary school, a hotel, retail spaces as well as extensive open space and public realm. bptw has led on developing detailed designs for the first 3 phases, whilst HTA design have led on the outline masterplan.

Phases 1-3 will see the provision of 489 homes, new open spaces, a new 81 bed hotel located adjacent to the existing railway station, a nursery, and 885sqm of commercial floorspace. With a high proportion of family homes, on these phases bptw architecture has created bespoke house and apartment typologies specifically designed for the historical riverside location. Homes range in size from detached riverside houses to affordable apartments, set in a landscape that draws on the natural heritage of the site. With bptw planning acting as consultants, a detailed application for Phases 1-3 and an outline for the entire masterplan received planning consent in October 2017

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