CHATHAM

Former Medway Ambulance Station in Chatham earmarked for 14 homes

4 January 2024In Chatham1 Minutes
Proposed view of the site looking towards Watling Street. Photo: Studio Partington

Plans to redevelop Medway Ambulance Station into housing have been submitted.

The former ambulance station on Star Mill Lane, Chatham, could become 14 houses.

The family homes would have three bedrooms and be two storeys in height.

Existing view of the former ambulance station. Photo: Google Maps
Proposed view of the development looking south on Star Mill Lane. Photo: Studio Partington

Parking space for 22 cars and 14 bicycles is proposed.

Each home would have an electric vehicle charging point and an air source heat pump to supply low-carbon heating and hot water.

A ‘ginnel’ – also known as a passage or alley – is proposed between two of the terraces, taking inspiration from the award-winning Goldsmith Street social housing development in Norwich.

The ginnel would connect to the private gardens of each home and provide a secure space for neighbours to interact and play.

Proposed view of the development from Maynard Place. Photo: Studio Partington

The ambulance station, operated by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), closed last June.

It was replaced by a new, multi-purpose ambulance centre on Bredgar Road in Gillingham.

The site was put up for sale by estate agent Sibley Pares for offers around £1 million, and then bought by Carvill Developments.

A decision on the planning application is expected by 18 March.

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