Rochester Riverside

Residential | Regeneration | Mixed Use | Leisure | Community

ClientCountryside and Hyde
Architect BPTW and HTA Design
Number of Homes 1,400
Site Area 24 ha
Other Uses 8,000sqm
Local Authority Medway Council

Rochester Riverside is a major regeneration project which will see the transformation of the area, extending the city centre of one of South East England’s most historic cathedral cities with 1400 new homes and a range of community and commercial facilities.

BPTW prepared and managed the submission of a hybrid planning application consisting of detailed and outline proposals. The detailed proposal will provide 489 homes, an 81-bed hotel and commercial floor space in Phases 1-3. The outline proposal is for 1,400 homes across the whole masterplan area together with a new primary school and commercial floor space.

Our planners played a key role in the preparation of the application, taking a leading role in engagement with the Council and Homes and Communities Agency. The team has also led on a comprehensive programme of consultation ensuring the local community and businesses have been included within the design process. The project received planning consent in October 2017 and was highly commended at  The Planning Awards 2018 in the ‘Planning Permission Of The Year’ category and a finalist in the ‘Stakeholder Engagement’ category.