Rochester Riverside is a flagship project in our regeneration programme. The site is made up of brownfield development land, stretching from Rochester Bridge to the north and Doust Way to the south.
As well as meeting our objective of providing new homes and jobs for Medway, the Rochester Riverside development will also bring other benefits including a range of publicly accessible open spaces, retail and leisure facilities and improvements to the ‘Gateways’ between the River Medway and Rochester High Street.
Rochester Riverside is a project managed in partnership by Medway Council and Homes England. Both organisations have invested substantial funds in site assembly, flood defences, remediation and engineering works to enable the site’s detailed redevelopment.
The area will be developed over the next 15 years and will provide:
- around 1,400 high quality new homes (including 25% affordable housing)
- over 10 acres of open space including parks, play areas and landscaping
- over 108,000 square foot of non-residential floor space, including Station Square and Cory’s Wharf with its Creekside shops and cafes
- a new primary school
- leisure facilities
- office space
- shops and restaurants
- and a new hotel
The site will become a new neighbourhood and destination, well connected to Rochester high street and the new railway station.
Rochester Riverside progress
Countryside Properties and Hyde Housing have been selected to turn our regeneration plans for Rochester Riverside into reality and now have detailed planning permission for Phases 1 to 3 which will deliver 489 homes.
Rochester Riverside project updates
Countryside and Hyde have started on site, this means that certain areas of the river walk have had to be temporarily closed.
They are planning for their marketing suite and show homes to be available in September 2018.
Masterplan and development brief
The vision for Rochester Riverside was established in the 2014 Rochester Riverside Development Brief and Masterplan.