What’s happening across Chatham

Your Future Chatham

Millions of pounds are being invested in Chatham to make it a better place for you to live, work, learn and visit. 

Take a look at our list of regeneration projects across Medway:

The Paddock

The area will benefit from increased biodiversity with a diverse range of planting, an innovative water feature, as well as improved seating, accessibility and lighting. 

More about The Paddock.

St John’s Church

The Grade II* listed church will be restored, in partnership with the Diocese of Rochester, as a place of worship. It will also have community areas redeveloped to provide conference and event spaces for the creative and digital sectors. 

The Pentagon Centre

Space on the first floor will be transformed to provide a new Healthy Living Centre. The first floor will also be home to an Innovation Hub, supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Debenhams

We have bought the former retail store and plans are being reviewed on how the vacant building could be best used to help create jobs, increase footfall in the town centre and support residents’ needs. 


The 4 projects mentioned above have been funded by £9.49 million from the government’s Future High Streets Fund to inject investment to revitalise the high street and improve the visitor experience. 


The Brook Theatre

We received additional Levelling Up Funding of £6.5 million, alongside the Future High Streets Fund grant, to modernise and refurbish the Grade II* listed theatre. This will improve accessibility, modernised with a state-of-the-art workspace. 

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Additional funding of £7.9 million will be used to invest in 2 historic landmarks at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The Docking Station will become a unique creative facility, with various workspaces. The Fitted Rigging House will provide space for creative enterprises expanding out of The Docking Station and The Brook Theatre.

Chatham House

Renovation of front and side elevation and reinstate an updated version of the original porch and its railings (this project was completed in summer 2022). 

Chatham Memorial Synagogue

Repairs to the exterior (this project was completed in spring 2022).

Sun Pier

New information panels to celebrate the history of the pier (this project was completed in spring 2022).

Magees Café

A new shopfront.


The last 4 projects mentioned above have been funded by £1.6 million from Historic England to help property owners between Sun Pier and Star Hill undertake repairs and reinstate historic architectural features.


Medway Development Company schemes

We created Medway Development Company Ltd. to deliver high-quality residential developments that are integrated into the wider regeneration initiatives being implemented by the council. Chatham has been the focus of a multi-million-pound regeneration programme to further improve the area for visitors, locals, businesses and developers.

This includes the following projects: 

Mountbatten House

This iconic building has dominated the Chatham skyline for nearly 50 years. As part of our ambitious Chatham regeneration programme, the building will be totally transformed into a high-quality residential development, with a contemporary rooftop restaurant. 

Garrison Point

A tranquil development of 115 one and 2-bedroom apartments, offering you both modern convenience and breath-taking views of the surrounding historic parks and woodland. This fantastic location in the heart of Chatham town centre (situated at the top of Whiffens Avenue) is just a short walk away from the high street, theatres and bus station. 

More about Garrison Point.

Chatham Waterfront

Delivering Chatham’s newest riverside community. Offering 175 one, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, these stylish homes will be set in beautifully landscaped open space near the heart of the town centre. 

More about Chatham Waterfront.


The 3 projects mentioned above have been funded with £120 million from Medway Council to support the delivery programme.


Other improvements

There are lots of other improvement works going on in the area, in addition to Medway Council and government funded projects. 

209 to 217 High Street

The car sales garage will be converted into student accommodation. 

The Waterworks Building, St Barts Hospital

Renovation of the vacant Grade II* building, enabling it to be brought back into use. 

St Barts Hospital

The former hospital will be converted into 155 apartments. 

Anchorage House

The office block will be transformed into 85 apartments.