Project name: Albion Quayside 

Type: Mixed use, Residential, Master plan, Heritage, Regeneration 

Address: Canal Basin, Gravsend 

Location: Gravesham BC. 

Client: Feabrex Ltd. 

Planning consultant: Savills 

Services: Lead consultant, Consultation lead. 

Size: 88,466 m2 including 2175 m2 commercial community use, 5130m2 business use & 650 new homes 

Density: 134 dph  

Status: Planning Approved 

Albion Quayside is a mixed-use masterplan that will deliver 650 new homes along with shops, cafes and business units in Canal Basin, Gravesend.

At the heart of the proposals are a series of superb new public spaces that capitalise on the riverside location: a new quayside square, a new riverside walk way and a restored canal and tow path. Arranged in three neighbourhoods, every part of the scheme is connected to the river side setting via a series of streets cutting through to the Thames.

Occupying a 5.4 hectare site, the comprehensive Thames-side regeneration scheme required KC+A to navigate and overcome a series of complex challenges, including constrained highway capacity, flood risk, land contamination, nearby gas holders and even a WWII war grave.

KC+A’s proposals also feature an innovative approach to flood risk mitigation that integrates control measures into the landscape and public realm.

 
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‘Well done KCA great result! It’s been a long road but to win the unanimous support of the committee, and to have two speakers in favour on the night, is a real achievement. Thanks for leading the team up to this point.’ Conrad Birch on behalf of Feabrex Ltd.

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‘KCA have been the lead consultant in the design of Albion Quayside, a complex regeneration scheme within the Thames Gateway.  They have been proactive in addressing and resolving a number of key issues with various stakeholders and have steadily built support for the proposals.’  Jason Binns, Barratt Homes

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