New Road Housing, Chatham, Medway
A residential development of 24 flats and maisonettes on a site currently occupied by largely disused commercial premises. The New Road frontage consists of three Victorian terraced properties of good proportions whose ground floors are currently occupied by shop fronts. To the rear, the properties have been extended with an agglomeration of flat roof blocks of no architectural merit.
What did the project involve?
The original New Road block is converted into twelve flats. The frontage is restored, the shop windows replaced with period-style sash windows and doors. The rear extensions are demolished and replaced with a new build residential block of nine flats above three maisonettes, facing onto The Paddock.
Two levels of residents’ parking are introduced between the New Road and Paddock blocks, above which is a roof deck forming a private and secure amenity space, with planting, seating and a children’s play area.
Contract Value: £5m approx.
Completion: Planning Permission obtained 2009