Garrison Point: creating homes in Medway’s city centre

Garrison Point: creating homes in Medway’s city centre

Work is well underway on a city centre development — Garrison Point — which is creating new homes for residents.

Medway Council’s housing company, Medway Development Company (MDC), is currently building 115 high-quality one and two-bedroom apartments on the former Whiffens Avenue car park, which includes nine homes for shared ownership.

A topping out ceremony for Garrison Point took place on Thursday, 28th October to mark the building reaching its highest point.

The homes at Garrison Point have been designed for modern lifestyles and each apartment will have its own private outdoor space with impressive views of the award-winning Great Lines Heritage Park and River Medway.

The development is a stone’s throw away from Chatham, Medway’s city centre, which is continuing to transform into a vibrant place to live, work, eat and shop as a result of a significant government, council and partner investment.

Cllr Howard Doe, Deputy Leader of Medway Council and Chair of Medway Development Company (MDC), said: “I am pleased to see how well the works at Garrison Point are progressing. The new homes will benefit from fantastic transport links and impressive views with shops, two theatres and Chatham’s rich history on their doorstep. Garrison Point supports our ambition of establishing Chatham as our city centre, as well as our work to develop brownfield sites to deliver exciting regeneration projects. I look forward to watching the works progress.”

A CGI image of how Garrison Point will look, once completed

The works are Garrison Point are expected to be completed in summer 2022.

The Garrison Point development complements MDC’s work to build 182 one and two-bedroom apartments at Chatham Waterfront. MDC has also built 20 affordable homes behind White Road Community Centre in Chatham. Work is also underway to build 44 homes on the loading bay of the former Britton Farm Mall. Medway Council is also creating an innovative adult learning and skills hub on the vacant top floor of the former shopping centre in Gillingham, alongside works to transform the shopping mall area.

Header image shows Peter Sloane, Cllr Howard Doe, Jonathan Sadler and Cllr Adrian Gulvin from MDC at the Garrison Point topping out ceremony.

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