Strood Town Centre

The works to Strood Town Centre will transform the town, creating a place that people are proud to live, work and visit.

2015

Strood Town Centre project begins

The project begins with the aim to enhance the quality of public spaces and improve the reliability of journey times through the town.

Strood Town Centre project begins

"Strood is one of Medway's key regeneration sites. I am pleased that work is underway."

Councillor Jane Chitty

March 2015

Strood Community Hub opens

This project created a bright and vibrant public facing service for the residents of Strood.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors South East awards, this building had over 170,000 visitors in it’s first year of opening.

Strood Community Hub opens

“This is really important for the community as it brings services closer to them. It will also improve footfall in the area, which will hopefully boost trade in the town centre.”

Councillor Jane Chitty

August 2017

Innovation Studios Medway

The first phase of redevelopment along Strood Waterfront has been completed.

Innovation Studios Medway

“We are very excited to be officially launching the Innovation Studios Strood, and I’m delighted that all of the pods have been snapped up."

Councillor Jane Chitty

11 December 2017

Strood train station re-opens

Strood's train station is the first new station building being delivered by Southeastern.

Strood train station re-opens

"We are delighted to open our fantastic new Strood station to improve stations and make the journey experience better for our passengers."

David Wornham, Southeastern

Phase 1

The transformation of Commercial Road car park is complete

The work included resurfacing the car park in high quality materials, realigning the pedestrian route through the car park and provision of new seating and planting.

The transformation of Commercial Road car park is complete

"Improving the visitor experience will generate loyalty and help boost businesses in the town centre."

Christian Brodie, SELEP

28 August 2018

Love Strood free family event

Residents, visitors and businesses invited to celebrate the regeneration of Strood town centre with a free family fun day. The event showcased the completed improvements to the Commercial Road car park, Tolgate Lane and a new look Strood market.

"It’s exciting to see the community come together to celebrate a new beginning for Strood town centre."

Christian Brodie, Chair of SELEP

Phase 2

Phase 2 to improve Gun Lane is largely complete

Two new pedestrian islands with dropped kerbs and tactile paving have been constructed.

Phase 2 to improve Gun Lane is largely complete

"Improvement works will help strengthen Strood's identity."

Councillor Jane Chitty

Future phases

Next phases continue to be developed and executed

Next steps include improvements to pedestrian routes, cycling facilities and improvements to the road layout to reduce congestion.

"Strood is becoming an increasingly popular area and the works aim to make Strood a place residents are proud to work and live."

Councillor Rodney Chambers