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.
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
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Gross Internal Floor Area: 3,500m2 commercial floor space, 9,500m2 residential accommodation
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Total Cost: N/A
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Selected Subcontractors and Suppliers: N/A
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