Published: Friday, 27th November 2020

Medway Council’s bold and exciting vision for the future regeneration of Chatham town centre continues to take shape with the launch of a consultation on plans for the future of Mountbatten House.  

Medway Development Company Limited, the council’s own housing company, is leading the work to transform the empty office accommodation at Mountbatten House, in the centre of Chatham, as part of this ambitious regeneration programme. 

Following an architectural design competition exciting plans for a residential led scheme have been developed by the winning architect, Lyall Bills and Young with CF Moller.

Before the planning application is submitted next month, the team working on the project is inviting members of the public to have their say on the plans.

The proposals include plans for 164 high quality one and two-bedroom homes with commercial units at ground floor level and an enhanced entrance to the Pentagon Shopping Centre. 

Mountbatten House has some of the best views across the River Medway towards Rochester Castle and Cathedral, across the Great Lines Heritage Park and towards Fort Amherst. To maximise these views there are also plans to create a rooftop restaurant to allow the public to take in the stunning vista alongside a new communal garden space for new residents.

The project will also demolish the former bus station ramps to create pop up containers for shops and kiosks alongside a new public square and improved taxi rank. 

Creating an iconic centre for the whole of Medway

Cllr Howard Doe, Chair of Medway Development Company, said: “This imaginative scheme will transform this part of Chatham and create an iconic centre for the whole of Medway. It will also bring new life to Mountbatten House, which is currently unoccupied. We are pleased to be sharing these plans, which include high-quality housing for our residents with commercial units which will  create more jobs in Chatham town centre. I would encourage residents to have their say on these exciting plans.”

Find out more and have your say. 

The deadline for responses is 9am on Monday, 7 December, however residents will also be able to comment on the planning application once it has been submitted.

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