This Heritage Lottery Funded project has now started on site at Fort Amherst.
Command of the Heights is a joint project between Medway Council and Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, and will transform areas of historic value including the Barrier Ditch in Chatham, a critical part of Chatham’s defences. This will also transform The Spur Battery which was once used for troop encampments, siege warfare training and military punishment.
Outdoor performances in Chatham
Once the initial enabling works and repairs to brickwork are completed, work can begin on opening up access within the unrestored section for the amphitheatre.
The works at Chatham Waterfront, which include the demolition of the Riverside 1 building, are due to start in the new year subject to planning conditions. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer 2019.
Historic cannon found in the heart of Chatham
Contractors, Re-Gen UK, had been working on the Chatham Placemaking project when they found a cannon. Thought to date back to the 18th Century, the cannon was found in the arches of the old fire station in New Cut. It has been taken to Fort Amherst where it will be restored.