Penoyre and Prasad has won planning permission for the first step of its masterplan for the centre of Gravesend in Kent. The council has approved its plans for an £8 million apartment block containing 130 units. The development will replace a multi-storey car park and consists of a tower, a landscaped courtyard and low-rise apartments. The civic square is part of the scheme, which will result in a series of green squares. The landscape architect is Colvin and Moggridge.