This scheme delivers public realm and accessibility improvements on an important gateway into a regional business centre.
The scheme improves the links between Chatham railway station and Chatham centre and waterfront area, resulting in improved access from the station to large areas of employment, retail and education in the town centre and beyond, particularly for people with mobility difficulties.
It will also provide an attractive gateway to the regional centre of Medway for visitors, employees, students (circa 10,000 between 5 HE and FE providers) and residents, and enable the growth of a night time economy.
Growing Places Fund
The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.
Through the GPF Round 1 awards, a total of £48.705m GPF was awarded to 13 capital infrastructure projects across the LEP area.
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, Growing Places Fund