Medway: the movies
Take a look at how the developments on the River Medway are taking shape.
The Medway Renaissance is aiming to transform the area into a city with 300,000 residents. It is the biggest regeneration area in the Thames Gateway.
One of the largest of all the Thames gateway sites, Rochester Riverside will fit more than 2,000 homes, a hotel and a new river walk on this prime site.
The first phase of development for Strood Riverside, including homes and a landscaped play area, was completed in the 1990s. The latest development aims to improve access to Strood station, the town centre and the Medway City Estate .
This site is planned to mix about 600 homes and a business development, aided by easy access to the M2. Development began in 2007.
Chatham Centre and Waterfront
Planning is underway to make Chatham the cultural and civic heart of the Medway development, rivaling Brighton and Hove in size. Plans include a transformation of the 1970s Pentagon Centre.
Lying next the pier, by 2010 around 1,000 new homes will form part of a new riverside community.
Regeneration isn't restricted to houses and shops. The University of Kent has been doing some work on its own buildings.
And now for something completely different...
Kelly Stanley and Ryan Edwards perform their song all about the regeneration in Medway.
The Future's On Its Way
last updated: 05/06/2008 at 14:25