Chatham Waters has been carefully planned to ensure that the regeneration of this former brownfield site delivers a truly inspirational new destination. Peel L&P has worked closely with Medway Council, the local community and various other stakeholders to ensure that Chatham Waters complements and enhances the area and delivers benefits for the local community and wider Medway area.

By the end of 2021 over 750 new jobs will have already been created at Chatham Waters on approx. 14 acres of land. This is as a result of over £100 million of investment, with a further £500 million follow as the scheme is completed over the coming years. The elements delivered to date include the University Technical College (UTC), a large ASDA superstore, a Marston’s family restaurant and pub, 199 new homes and extensive public realm. A further 193 new homes for rent will be completed in July 2021.


The residential element of the development will be at higher levels giving superb views out over the River Medway and will have a mix of retail and leisure units below. This will create a hive of activity around the waterfront and allow residents and visitors to make the most of this wonderful space. A large parkland boulevard is proposed through the middle of the development around which commercial buildings will be placed. This will give the units a delightful view and make the buildings a pleasing place for employees to work.

A civic square is also planned for the front of the site to be anchored by an exhibition and event space. A hotel and other proposed leisure uses will front Pier Road to give maximum visibility to the numerous cars which pass each day.

The Plans

The proposed uses include offices, residential buildings, student accommodation, a hotel, conference and leisure and events facilities, education facilities, retail uses including a food store and an energy centre.

The planning application also allows for open space and landscaping as well as parking and infrastructure works.

Overall, the scheme has the potential to deliver circa 1.9 million sq. ft. of floorspace which is similar to the scale of Peel L&P’s MediaCityUK development in Salford Quays.

An outline planning application has been approved for Chatham Waters by Medway Council. The application was supported by a number of technical reports including an Environmental Statement to assess the significance of any impacts in relation to matters including heritage, flooding and highways.