Innovation Park Medway timeline

See below a timeline of the progress and development at Innovation Park Medway.

Read about the latest progress and developments.

September 2021

Infrastructure work commences on our southern site. This includes the delivery of:

  • drainage
  • power
  • lighting  
  • utilities
  • roadways
  • landscaping.

September 2021 to January 2022

Canterbury Archaeology Trust run a 4-month archaeological evaluation of the development area on the northern site.

An archaeological evaluation of the development area, conducted earlier in the year by Pre-Construct Archaeology, demonstrated the survival of archaeological remains. Any ground disturbance necessary for the development would have a direct impact on these remains, so it was important to investigate and record.

Photograph of someone doing an archaeological evaluation for Innovation Park Medway.
Photograph of workers undertaking an archaeological evaluation of the northern site at Innovation Park Medway.

 

October 2021

The Innovation Park Medway website launches.

Artist impression of Innovation Park Medway boulevard.
Artist impression of the boulevard at Innovation Park Medway.

February 2022

Work commences on the design of the Gateway Building on the northern site. This will be a landmark building offering office space, complimented with extensive collaboration space. 

The building will form part of a Levelling Up Funding bid to the government in summer 2022.

Artist impression of the gateway building at innovation park medway.
Artist impression of the Gateway Building on the northern site of Innovation Park Medway.

March 2022

Infrastructure work on our southern site is completed.

Early design work commences to establish site layout and building type as well as external collaborative working areas.

Aerial photograph of Innovation Park Medway southern site.
Aerial photograph of the southern site at Innovation Park Medway.

Infrastructure work on our northern site commences. This includes the delivery of:

  • drainage
  • power
  • lighting  
  • the runway park
  • rain gardens
  • landscaping across the park
  • roadways
  • utilities.

Work is set to be completed in spring 2023.

Arieal shot of Innovation Park Medway southern site with northern site in the distance.
Aerial photograph of the northern site at Innovation Park Medway.

April 2022

Design work begins on one of the multi-storey carparks for the northern site, which will come forward in-line with some of the first buildings on site.

artist impression of the car park on the northern site at Innovation Park Medway.
Artist impression of the multi-storey carparks on the northern site at Innovation Park Medway.

July 2022

At the end of July, we submitted a Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bid for construction of the Gateway Building on the northern site and construction of one of the southern site office buildings.

If we secure the funding, the development will benefit from its proximity to Innovation Centre Medway, where occupants currently have a lack of ‘grow on space’ for their business location.

Artist impression of an office building interior at Innovation Park Medway.
Artist impression of an office building interior at Innovation Park Medway.

Canterbury Archaeology Trust run a special event at the Guildhall Museum to share findings from their excavation work at Innovation Park Medway

Photograph of Innovation Park Medway display at Guildhall Museum.
Photograph of the Canterbury Archaeology Trust event at the Guildhall Museum.

August 2022

Detailed design of the southern site buildings commences following approval from the council to deliver one of the office buildings and a car park.

Artist impression of the southern site at Innovation Park Medway.
Artist impression of buildings on the southern site at Innovation Park Medway.