MC/HCA – Rochester Riverside Redevelopment – Kent - Project Profile

MC/HCA – Rochester Riverside Redevelopment – Kent - Project Profile


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The Medway Council (MC) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) are jointly planning to undertake the Riverside Redevelopment project at Rochester in England, the UK.

The project involves the development of a mixed-use facility on 21ha of land.

The project includes the construction of 1,400 new homes, 1,200m2 of commercial space comprising shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, offices, two new hotels including one with conference facilities, community facilities including a new primary school and health center, a new 2.5km river walk with cycle path, new parks and play equipment, bridges and links to the historic city center and parking facilities and the installation of elevators and security systems. The project is being developed in phases.

For the phases one, two, and three, the development includes the construction of 489 homes and a hotel will be constructed along with facilities including 885m2 of commercial floor-space, site access, parking, open space, and landscaping.

In 2005, MC successfully secured over US$60 million of government funding from the Sustainable Communities Program. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is contributing US$7 million to the project.

In November 2007, a joint venture of Crest Nicholson and Bio Regional Quintain was selected for the development of 73 homes (41-bed extra care home, 32 one and two bedrooms) under the first phase of the project, but in December 2010, the agreement was cancelled and the developer contract was awarded to The Hyde Group.

Allen Dadswell Construction Consultants has been appointed as a surveyor.

Leadbitter Group was appointed as architect and Denne Construction as EPC contractor for the project in September 2011.

In October 2011, Construction works commenced on the first phase of the project. In March 2013, construction works were completed on the first 73 homes of the project.

In September 2014, the project plans were revised by reducing the number of homes from 2,000 to 1,500 and secured approval by the MC.

On January 23, 2015, MC issued a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union seeking a sole development partner for the remaining phases of the project.

MC and HCA have invested US$138 million in preparing the project site.

In September 2015, five developers have submitted their bids in which three developers have been shortlisted to develop the project. The three shortlisted parties will enter into detailed negotiations with the council and HCA, ahead of submitting their final financial and design proposals in November 2015.

On March 10, 2016, Countryside Properties UK Ltd and The Hyde Group were appointed as developers.

In April 2016, HTA Design LLP along with bptw partnership appointed as Architects. HTA Design will lead on the overall master plan whilst bptw will develop detailed designs for the first Phase.

On September 06, 2016, a public exhibition was held.

In July 2017, Hyde submitted a planning application for phases one, two and three to Medway County Council.


The project involves the development of a mixed-use facility on 21ha of land at Rochester in Kent, England, the UK.

The US$575 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 1,400 new homes

2. Construction of 1,200m2 of commercial space

3. Construction of office and shops

4. Construction of two new hotels

5. Construction of 2.5km river walk

6. Development of a park

7. Construction of bridges

8. Construction of a new primary school

9. Construction of community facilities

10. Construction of a health center

11. Construction of parking facilities

12. Installation of elevators

13. Installation of security systems

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