London housebuilder gets approval for JTP-designed scheme beside Thames estuary

London and South-east housebuilder Joseph Homes has secured permission for a 1,500-home waterside regeneration project in Gravesend, Kent. The JTP Architects-designed Albion Waterside project was approved unanimously late last week by Gravesham council.

The Thames-front scheme on a 5.5-hectare brownfield site will deliver a mix of open-market sale, affordable, later living and build-to-rent housing.

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The firm said 65% of the land on the site will be allocated for open space, with a 350m-long promenade walkway to be installed giving the public access to the river. Joseph said its plans for the site were reconfigured in the light of community consultation, to provide better cycle routes and more access to the waterfront.

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Craig Carson, development director at Joseph Homes, said he was thrilled by the decision, while Ian Fenn, partner at JTP said the site offered huge potential to “transform an underused industrial area into a thriving new riverside neighbourhood […] marking this important location on the River Thames”.

Joseph and JTP worked with a range of consultants including Barton Willmore, Ramboll, Caneparo Associates, Montagu Evans, Patrick Parsons and BDP Landscape.

JTP Gravesham View01_Marina_©JTP and Atelier78