Rochester Riverside

Rochester Riverside will provide new homes and jobs in Medway as well as bringing other benefits to the area including a range of open spaces, retail and leisure facilities.

There will also be improvements made to the ‘Gateways’ between the River Medway and Rochester High Street.

2013

Southern Gateway

Improvements have been made to Southern Gateway including 73 new homes delivered in partnership with Hyde. There were also improvements to the Doust Way link road, public square and Bath Hard Lane ‘Gateway’.

Southern Gateway

"We developed lighting proposals in conjunction with Philip Cave Associates for a pedestrian route and new public space as part of a regeneration for Rochester Riverside."

Urban Project LTD

March 2015

Riverwalk Gym

Riverwalk Gym was opened by Medway born gold medallist, Charlotte Evans.

Riverwalk Gym

"I think it’s essential people have the opportunity to exercise when they can and this new outdoor gym has some fantastic equipment which covers a wide range of training. “Not only can you pop along and get exercise whenever you want but it’s totally free and in the great outdoors with a lovely view. I can’t wait to use it myself.”

Charlotte Evans - gold medallist

December 2015

Rochester Station opened

The new Rochester Station was opened giving passengers use five extra trains to London in the morning and one extra return train in the evening.

Rochester Station opened

"The new station is of huge importance, not just to Rochester, but to Medway as a whole, and forms a vital part of our plans for regeneration in that area, particularly our adjacent flagship development site at Rochester Riverside."

Councillor Rodney Chambers

April 2016

Multi storey car park opened

The new multi storey car park was opened providing hundreds more car parking spaces in the town, just in time for the Sweeps Festival.

Multi storey car park opened

"I am pleased the car park is soon to be complete and open for use for commuters, visitors and Medway residents. The new Rochester Riverside car park goes hand in hand with the new station, bringing this important scheme to fruition."

Councillor Phil Filmer

2017

Planning proposals submitted

Planning proposals were submitted phases 1 to 3 of Rochester Riverside for the delivery of new quality homes.

Planning proposals submitted

“This is a hugely exciting scheme and we are very pleased to be working together with Hyde to bring this planning application forward. Rochester Riverside is a crucial component in Medway’s regeneration plan, which is delivering quality homes and much-needed amenities for local residents.”

Andy Fancy, Operations Director at Countryside Partnerships South

Feb 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony

Medway’s landmark regeneration scheme, Rochester Riverside has broken ground marking the beginning of construction and heralding a new chapter for the area.

The start of construction by Countryside will begin the delivery of a new riverside destination for the region.

Groundbreaking ceremony

“This ground breaking is a landmark moment for the scheme and marks the beginning of a 12-year programme to deliver 1,400 new homes and state-of-the-art community facilities, whilst opening up a key part of the Medway riverside for the very first time. We are delighted to finally see the vision for a new destination in Rochester take such an important step forward.”

Andy Fancy, Managing Director for North and South London at Countryside Partnerships South,

June 2018

Commended at Planning Awards 2018

Rochester Riverside Scheme was highly commended as planning permission of the year at the 2018 Planning Awards for the planning consultants BPTW.

Commended at Planning Awards 2018

“Countryside and Hyde submitted a high quality proposal for the site and we look forward to working with them as our development partner for Rochester Riverside."

Neil Miller, Senior Development Manager Thames Gateway, Homes and Communities Agency

September 2019

Opening of the Sales and Marketing Suite

The new Sales and Marketing Suite is estimated to be completed and opened in 2019.

Opening of the Sales and Marketing Suite

"Medway’s flagship project and will bring hundreds of homes and jobs to the area."

Councillor Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council

2019

New hotel to be delivered

Construction at the scheme has begun on the first three phases, comprising 489 homes and a hotel, along with 885 square metres of commercial floorspace and landscaping.

New hotel to be delivered

"Medway’s flagship project will bring hundreds of homes and jobs to the area. The development will include a school, nursery and hotel alongside green spaces."

Councillor Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council