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Space Craft wins planning for Chatham mixed-use scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Space Craft Architects has bagged planning for its 13,000m² mixed-use scheme at Chatham, Kent

The town centre project for client Medway Renaissance features 118 homes, with 14 houses, and approximately 3,500m² ground level commercial space.

The scheme won outline planning on 21 April.

Cody Gaynor, managing director at Space Craft Architects:  

We first started looking at this site – currently an underutilised public carpark – back in March 2006. Our brief was to achieve a quantum of retail frontage along The Brook – the rest was left to us to show what was possible.

This site is first off the mark in the realisation of Medway’s long-term regeneration plans and is therefore intended to set a benchmark in terms of architectural distinction, place-making, sustainability, and quality in the public realm.

It has been a long journey and there’s still a long way to go to realise this ambitious scheme, but outline consent represents a significant milestone. It shows what can be accomplished when a supportive client, an engaged planning department, and an integrated design team work together to promote a vision focussed on design quality.



Project data

Architects:  Space Craft Architects
Project Architect:  Thomas Boehringer
Design Team:  Indre Baltusyte, Thomas Boehringer, Nick Browne, Nick Ecob, Cody Gaynor, Kay Hartmann, Andy McConachie, Nik Randall, Andre Ikier and Ramona Becker
Client:  Medway Renaissance
Location:  Queen Street, Chatham ME4 4NZ
Type of Project:  Residential mixed-use development comprising approx. 3,500 m2 A1/A2 commercial floor space at ground level with interlocking duel-aspect apartment units at upper levels comprising 48 x 1-bedroom, 38 x 2-bedroom, 18 x 3-bedroom apartments, together with associated car parking and communal gardens. The scheme also contains 7 x 3-bedroom townhouses, 7 x 4-bedroom town houses and significant public realm improvements.
Project Stage: Outline Planning Consent
Landscape Architect:  Planit
Structural Engineers:  URS Corporation
M&E Consultant:  URS Corporation
Sustainability Consultant:  SRE
Quantity Surveyor:  Turner & Townsend
Planning Supervisor:  Turner & Townsend
Fire Engineering: WSP Fire Engineering
Lighting Consultant:  N/A
Funding:  N/A
Tender Date:  N/A
Start on Site Date:  N/A
Contract Duration:  N/A
Gross Internal Floor Area:  3,500m2 commercial floor space, 9,500m2 residential accommodation
Form of Procurement:  N/A
Total Cost:  N/A
Main Contractor:  N/A
Selected Subcontractors and Suppliers:  N/A
Annual CO2 Emissions:  N/A

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