Work at The Brook in Chatham is an outstanding example of urban regeneration combining three sites to form one community.
Since 2014, we’ve invested £11 million transforming the area by redeveloping three sites: Cross Street (due to be finished this Spring), Eldon Street and Cavalier Place.
The development was shortlisted last year for an Inside Housing Award as Best Regeneration Project outside London.
We demolished a sheltered housing block and office building to make way for one five-storey and three four-storey residential buildings with car parking and landscaping. The unified brick facade has been designed in reference to proportions and materials found in the historic buildings of Chatham.
Our subsidiary, Heart of Medway, received just over £800,000 grant funding from Homes England, formerly The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). This is split between the affordable rent and shared ownership homes.
Tomasz Kozlowski, Assistant Director – Physical & Cultural Regeneration at Medway Council said "mhs have successfully created an area where people want to live and can enjoy their home. Regenerating Medway's city centre is a key priority for us. This is acting as a catalyst for many more development opportunities within Chatham, which the council supports wholeheartedly".
Chatham town centre is just a short walk away. The Pentagon Shopping Centre houses over 70 market-leading fashion, homeware and food stores, as well as food outlets. The Quays is a contemporary riverside development with more shops and eateries, including the Dockside Factory Outlet Centre for designer brands at discounted prices. Neighbouring Gillingham has a twice-weekly street market and the old town in nearby Rochester is lined with quaint emporia and speciality stores. A short drive will take you to Hempstead Valley, with over 50 retailers, including the largest M&S in Medway, and around 16 miles away is the state-of-the-art Bluewater retail destination in Dartford.