The Quays, Chatham Maritime

Type: Twin Towers with 5-Storey Apartment & 2-Storey Commercial Block

Size: 20,500 sqm (220,660 sqft) approx.

Value: £50m approx.

Client: Byrne Estates / Ardmore Construction Ltd

Award: Winner – ‘Residential Category’, Kent Design Awards 2009/10

This award-winning development sits on two decommissioned nuclear submarine docks formerly owned by the M.O.D. The two new iconic towers are located at the extremity of the docks, with a 5-storey low-rise residential block on one side and a 2-storey, approximately 6,000sqm, commercial block on the other. The buildings are built over a basement car-park formed within the full length of the two finger docks.

KDS were appointed by Byrne Estates as delivery architects and were tasked to maximise both residential and commercial accommodation and re-submit it for planning which was granted approval and won the 2009/10 Kent Design Award For Residential Category.