Our masterplan and architecture has transformed the area of Chatham Maritime between the Historic Dockyard and Basin No. 1 into a major retail and leisure destination.
For more than two decades we have been helping to regenerate a huge area of derelict land involving significant listed Buildings and several scheduled Ancient Monuments next to the Historic Dockyard, a Designate World Heritage Centre. Such is the project’s significance and success that Chatham Maritime was adjudged ‘Challenging Regeneration Project of the Year’ .
In the 1990s, John Muir was appointed to prepare a masterplan for the new town centre of SEEDA’s sustainable community at Chatham Maritime. The original area of the study plan covered some
300 acres, taking in a World Heritage Centre, nine Scheduled Ancient Monuments, 26 Listed Buildings and the naval dockyard site idle since 1984.
Our proposals offered a comprehensive vision which the planning authority praised for its quality ‘not only in design terms, but also the quality of the public place around the waterside’.
The proposals were approved. They comprised 250,000 sq ft of shopping; 230,000 sq ft of leisure uses including a cinema, restaurants and themed attractions; 2,500 homes including those later built on St Mary’s Island; 150,000 sq ft of office accommodation, a 300-bed hotel; a 500-berth marina; and parking for 2,300 cars.
We have also acted as architects for the adaptive re-use of the Grade 2 listed iron framed shipyard building converted to retail and leisure use
We are currently working with Assett Manager Schroders on the i og new restaurants and commercial leisure attractions.
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