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Medway Council and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) have pledged that the Rochester Riverside regeneration programme in North Kent - a significant part of the Medway Waterfront proposals - will create a first class European City that will maximum use of the river.
The mixed-use development, which will be a major development in the heart of the Thames Gateway - will include homes (including affordable housing), a hotel with conference facilities, school, doctor's surgery, business units and shops.
Medway Council and South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) have forged a partnership and agreed a joint strategy in order to bring forward the regeneration of this key riverside site.
A collaboration and grant agreement has been signed which will enable SEEDA to invest substantial amounts of money in the project, to which Medway Council and its predecessor Rochester upon Medway Council has already committed significant sums on buying land on the site.
EDAW has been appointed as the team's masterplanners and Halcrow as engineering and environmental consultants. Planning applications have been lodged and demolition works are now well under way.
Environmental and wildlife surveys have been commissioned to ensure that the proposals for the area protect the natural habitats.
The development site, which is owned by Medway Council, will include: