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Peel submitted plans for Medway waterfront development

Waterside regeneration specialists Peel Waters have submitted plans to transform existing brownfield land into circa 31,000 sqm of flexible workspace, bringing with it the opportunity to create hundreds of new jobs and apprenticeships in Medway.  

The submitted plans have taken into consideration feedback from the local community following public consultations and the Basin3 development has been designed to regenerate part of Chatham Docks Industrial Estate into a business and enterprise campus, offering high-quality, energy-efficient and sustainable workspace that integrates with existing communities whilst also attracting new businesses, encouraging job creation and boosting Medway’s economic growth.

James Whittaker, Executive Director at Peel Waters, said: “We are confident that Basin3 will attract high-value jobs in target growth sectors including creative industries and advanced manufacturing, which is predicted to triple current job numbers on the site.

“The site we are promoting is currently brownfield land which presents a fantastic opportunity for sustainable regeneration, investment and development.  

“Positioning this high-quality employment space adjacent to the cluster of universities and The Waterfront UTC, amplifies the potential to attract inward investment and encourages businesses to consider Medway as a key location for their growth whilst retaining local talent.”  

The proposed Basin3 campus would be located close to Medway’s university cluster which would attract inward investment into Medway, especially from businesses seeking to employ local graduates, whilst creating high-skilled work opportunities in Medway.  

If approved, Basin3 will create a sustainable, versatile, and scalable waterfront space with Peel Waters’ proposed plans opening up part of the waterfront to the public for the first time in its history. As part of the plans, a new tree lined promenade stretching over half a kilometre would be created, connecting the Basin3 campus with the new neighbourhoods at Chatham Waters and Colonial Wharf.  The plans also include new dedicated waterside routes for pedestrians and cyclists, along with green spaces to play, relax and meet which could be utilised by the wider community.   

During the construction phase there will also be significant numbers of construction jobs and apprenticeships created for local people which complements the neighbouring Waterfront UTC, which specialises in construction and engineering.  

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