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The Quays,

Chatham Maritime

  • Client: Byrne Estates / Ardmore Construction Ltd
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The brief

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.

  • Type: Twin Towers with 5-Storey apartment & 2-storey commercial block
  • Size: 20,500 sqm (220,660 sqft) approx.
  • Client: Byrne Estates / Ardmore Construction Ltd
  • Award: Winner – ‘Residential Category’, Kent Design Awards 2009/10

The site

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.