Delivery of the masterplan for a £75 million mixed-use scheme in Gravesend town centre.
- Client: Edinburgh House Estates
- 750,000 sq ft mixed-use development with 330 residential units
- Destination making within existing urban fabric
Leslie Jones Architecture has led the masterplan for the comprehensive 750,000 sq ft mixed-use Gravesend Heritage Quarter development, including 330 new homes.
Comprised of the Eastern Quarter and Western Quarter, the site has been underutilised since the 1960s, being primarily designated for car parking. The £75 million scheme will reinvent the town centre with the introduction of much needed residential space with a mix of tenures as well as complementary retail space, restaurants and a 50-bed hotel.
With extensive experience in large-scale town centre regeneration schemes, Leslie Jones’ proposals include a new town square and re-landscaping of St Andrew’s Gardens. This will provide a pleasant focal point for the town, greatly enhancing the wider public realm.
The scheme is particularly complex due to the significant number of adjacent listed buildings. Leslie Jones applied its technical expertise in conservation to design an innovative yet sympathetic masterplan for the site. Adept at dealing with a multitude of stakeholders, Leslie Jones also held detailed consultations with English Heritage, South East Regional Design Panel, the local authority, conservation officer and other public bodies, resulting in successful planning approval for the client.