- Medway Council commissioned building restoration, conservation & stone masonry company, PIERRA, to undertake a £415,000 restoration project of The Brook Theatre. An external facelift of the building was delivered, involving: essential repairs and cleaning of the stonework facades, cleaning and improvements to the windows and roof, improvements to the external lighting, and repairs to the three clock faces including cleaning and re-lighting them. The investment was made to ensure the theatre is fit for purpose and in good condition, as well as securing its position as a major arts and entertainment venue at the heart of wider Medway.
- mhs homes invested £12 million for a regeneration project across three sites in The Brook district, providing 85 new homes in total. The first phase on Eldon Street has delivered 19 affordable rented homes in a mixture of two bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments. The modern and spacious accomodation replaced seven prefabricated 'spaceway' bungalows and a block of flats that were built after the second World War. The second phase involved the redevelopment of a former garage site off Upbury Way for the Great Lines Mews. The development features a boutique collection of five one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent, as well as three two bedroom houses for shared ownership. Unique to this phase are the green living roofs on the new homes, softening the view of the development from the Great Lines Heritage Park.
- Orbit Homes and Jenner Group delivered a £6.1 million residential development on Carpeaux Close, known as Admiral's Place. Dating back to the 1960's, two housing blocks (Carpeaux House and Valenciennes House) were identified as inadequate with structural issues, and consequently demolished. The development on this parcel of land comprises 38 new affordable homes for both shared ownership and affordable rent; 28 apartments and 10 three storey townhouses, with associated parking spaces and landscaping.
Picture Credit: Jenners Group
- Complementing the Chatham Road and Public Realm Improvements project between 2009 and 2011, the A231 (The Brook) underwent road widening and public realm improvements. The scheme involved the formation of a new dual carriageway section, widened pavements on both sides of the road, the construction of a new bus stop, improved pedestrian crossings, enhanced cycling facilities, and landscaping of the embankment and new central reservation. In line with the Council's aspirations to transform The Brook into a 'lively boulevard', the scheme has already delivered improved accessiblity between the residential zone and the core retail area, as well as aiding in refining traffic flow.