Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 22 September 2022 at The Rochester Corn Exchange.
Find out about the winners and what the judges had to say.
Find out more about each of our nominees for the Medway Design and Regeneration Awards 2022:
- Public Buildings (including Education) category
- Commercial, Retail and Industrial category
- Conservation and Heritage category
- Civil and Infrastructure (including Public Realm) category
- Residential Minor (1 to 10 residential units) category
- Residential Major (10 to 49 residential units) category
- Residential Super (50 residential units and above) category.
Abbey Court School in Strood
Photograph of Abbey Court School in Strood.
The school provides:
- a flexible and spacious internal design
- state of the art facilities including a sports hall, assembly hall and hydrotherapy pool
- an on-site farm set-up for children and other primary schools across Medway to enjoy.
The Hundred of Hoo Primary School
Photograph of Hundred of Hoo Primary School in Hoo.
The 'L' shaped footprint for the new school building is designed to allow for efficient connectivity between the new facilities. It has also been designed to sit well within its landscape.
The school includes many energy efficient and sustainability measures such as sustainable drainage. These are used as part of pupil education about climate change.
Chatham Maritime Trust’s estate office on St Mary’s Island
Photograph of Chatham Maritime Trust's estate office on St Mary's Island.
Chatham Maritime Trust is the guardian of one of the largest historical regeneration schemes in the UK.
Opened in 2019, the building has been recognised for its hugely impressive modern reception area.
The stunning office overlooks the harbour on Maritime Wharf, with its design reflecting this marina setting.
It also includes many energy efficient measures to assist in responding to the climate change agenda.
The Ordnance Yard in Rochester
The Ordnance Yard has been nominated in both the Commercial, Retail and Industrial category and Residential Major (10 to 49 residential units) category.
Photograph of the Ordnance Yard in Rochester.
This impressive regeneration project delivers a significant mixed-use scheme, with:
- 8 grade 2 listed former Victorian storage sheds which have been restored for office use
- 12 new homes and 16 new apartments.
The Vines Hotel in Rochester
The Vines Hotel has been nominated in both the Commercial, Retail and Industrial category and Conservation and Heritage category.
Photograph of the Vines Hotel in Rochester.
This refurbished boutique hotel in the heart of Rochester provides a restaurant and wedding venue in an incredible setting.
The scheme provides a new building within the amazing conversion.
The Fire Station Brasserie in Chatham
Photograph of the Fire Station Brasserie in Chatham.
The Fire Station Brasserie opened in 2019, regenerating the old fire station into a modern café and bar.
It is situated in The Arches at New Cut in Chatham’s emerging city centre, where multi-million pound regeneration plans are under way.
The café marks an important entrance to Chatham city centre when walking from the station.
The Conservancy Building in Rochester
The Conservancy Building has been nominated in both the Commercial, Retail and Industrial category and the Conservation and Heritage category.
Photograph of the Conservancy Building in Rochester.
This historic grade 2 listed building situated on Rochester High Street has been transformed into a community arts centre which is now home to:
- Café Nucleus
- the Halpern Pop gallery
- Artist Studios.
As part of this regeneration project, many of the building’s original features have been kept.
The Fitted Rigging House in Chatham
Photograph of the Fitted Rigging House in Chatham.
In winter 2020, The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust celebrated the completion of its £8.2 million Fitted Rigging House Project.
The work has included improving the 19th and 20th century galleries (around steam, steel and submarines) while also creating a new volunteer centre and providing conference spaces.
A Changing Places facility was also launched to support those with challenging physical needs.
Royal Oak in Frindsbury
Photograph of the Royal Oak in Frindsbury.
A former pub, this grade 2 listed building was granted planning permission in June 2017 to convert it into residential use.
The building was stunningly transformed into a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home benefiting from off street parking for 3 cars and an electric charging point.
The Black House in Rainham
The Black House in Rainham has been nominated in both the Conservation and Heritage category and Residential Minor (1 to 10 residential units) category.
Photograph of the Black House in Rainham.
This ground-breaking and highly ambitious project saw the 400-year-old timber-framed Black House moved by crane from Lower Rainham Road to a new location 6 metres away.
The grade 2 listed building was magnificently transformed into a detached 3-bedroom conversion.
The house is now set in 0.32 acres of stunning landscaped gardens and includes a detached double story annexe.
Unit 1 Magazine B: The Torpedo store
Former sheds used for storage have been restored.
Eight Grade II* Listed former Victorian storage sheds have been restored for office use.
Temple Waterfront in Strood
Photograph of the Temple Waterfront in Strood.
The Temple Waterfront in Strood provides 132 high quality 3 and 4 bedroom homes set in a wonderful landscaped riverside setting.
The project reflects the riverside character and responds to the ecology within the adjacent open space.
St Nicholas Church in Strood
Photograph of St Nicholas Church in Strood.
This project has been designed to celebrate the importance and character of the Church at night.
The scheme is simple and carefully thought through.
The Rochester Riverside scheme
The Rochester Riverside scheme has been nominated in both the Civil and Infrastructure (including Public Realm) category and Residential Super (50 residential units and above) category.
Photograph of Rochester Riverside.
Rochester Riverside is a flagship project for Medway’s regeneration programme.
So far the site has 362 occupants living in the various new homes built on-site, with more housing to come in the next few years.
It offers a range of publicly accessible open spaces and has begun to include retail and leisure facilities, helping create more jobs in Medway.
Manor Farm on the Hoo Peninsula
Photograph of Manor Farm on the Hoo Peninsula.
Manor Farm is an exciting new development in one of North Kent’s most unspoilt locations, just outside the village of Cliffe on the secluded Hoo Peninsula.
The site offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom farmstead homes with rural living and amenities close by.
The scheme respects the setting of the adjacent grade 1 listed building as well as its rural location, providing a design reflective of a farm complex.
Theatre Royal in Chatham
Photograph of the Theatre Royal in Chatham.
This former Victorian theatre has been transformed into luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
The theatre’s staircase has been retained in one of the apartments, one of many period features kept as part of this development.
Robin Place in Chatham
Photograph of Robin Place in Chatham.
Situated on White Road in Chatham, this modular housing development was completed in January 2021 and addresses many anti-social issues that were occurring on site pre-development.
The scheme provides 20 homes for affordable and social rent, with each property providing eco-friendly features such as:
- electrical car charging points
- sustainable electric heating
- solar panels
- cycle storage.
Woodlands (Town Road) in Cliffe Woods
Photograph of Woodlands in Cliffe Woods.
The development provides 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in the tranquil setting of Cliffe Woods.
It also delivers high quality buildings for this new community, including a nursery and a commercial barn.
The Prime 1 Corporation Street project in Rochester
Photograph of Corporation Street in Rochester.
The scheme has transformed Corporation Street and has acted as an incentive for further regeneration in the area.
It provides affordable homes with winter gardens in a sustainable location close to Rochester Centre.
Beaulieu Park (Bakersfield) in Rainham
Photograph of Beaulieu Park in Rainham.
Situated on Station Road in Rainham, Beaulieu Park provides a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes.
This is an organic, character-rich development with open spaces and is just a short walk away from Rainham train station.
Hats off to everyone
Congratulations to all the nominees - it's truly a highly impressive catalogue of innovative building projects across Medway.
It's been 5 years since the last Design and Regeneration Awards and we cannot wait to bring together a range of professionals in property development, architecture and construction design to help us celebrate these projects.
Which ones will walk away with the trophies?
We’ll let you know the winners after the awards ceremony on Thursday 22 September 2022.