|Number of Homes||155|
|Other Uses||88sqm community space|
|Local Authority||Medway Council|
The redevelopment of St Bartholomew’s Hospital provides 155 new homes and community floorspace in a scheme that sensitively restores the historic hospital building and Grade II listed mortuary. The proposals included part demolition, new construction and conversion to deliver a rejuvenated site.
Appointed as planning consultants, BPTW provided strategic planning advice to MCR Property and architects, Boyer, for the design development and planning submission of the scheme. Assisting the project’s development pre-planning, BPTW contributed to an extensive programme of pre-application discussions with Officers from the Council and Historic England, and presentations to Council Members and the design review panel to help formulate the proposals. This included mediating local authority requirements for increased densities and lower car parking requirements. BPTW successfully argued eligibility for Vacant Building Credit and the ability to undertake various site preparation works far in advance of planning approval. In addition to local authority engagement, there was wide-ranging consultation with residents and other stakeholders, including the New Road PACT and the Rochester Society and local residential amenity groups to gain support for the scheme.