Our Vision
for Basin3.

We will open up the Basin3 waterfront to the public for the first time ever, creating a new tree lined promenade stretching over half a kilometre and connecting St Mary’s Island with Chatham Waters. The plans include dedicated routes for pedestrians and cyclists, along with green spaces to play, relax and meet. 

Basin3 also proposes the transformation of existing brownfield land into a cutting-edge business and enterprise campus employment zone, offering circa 31,000m² of adaptable workspace that will triple the number of jobs on site. Our vision is to create a dynamic, high-quality destination that neatly integrates with existing communities whilst also acting as a magnet for new business, fostering job creation and bolstering Medway’s economic growth. 

The proposed Basin3 development will create a sustainable, versatile waterfront space that actively promotes job creation by catering to businesses aligned with the council’s target growth sectors. These sectors encompass creative, manufacturing and technology; life sciences; IT and digital along with dedicated spaces for start-ups and smaller independent businesses.  

Positioning this high-quality employment space adjacent to the cluster of universities and university technical college, amplifies the potential to attract inward investment and encourages businesses to consider Medway as a key location for their growth whilst retaining local talent.   

This currently under-utilised land presents a fantastic opportunity for sustainable regeneration, investment and development. The proposals for Basin3 not only optimise the site’s potential but also act as a catalyst for the broader regeneration of the industrial estate, promoted through the Local Plan.

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Past, Present & Future.


The Royal Navy splits St Mary's Creek into three basins.


The Government closes the naval base, and the land around the water basin becomes an Industrial Estate operating as a commercial industrial port.


Existing leases will come to an end and the commercial port will close.

Next steps.

We are seeking outline planning permission for the Basin3 proposals which will open up half a kilometre of waterfront to the public and triple the number of jobs on site.

Through the outline application, we’ll be applying to safeguard a route along the waterfront for cyclists and pedestrians and set some principles for what the new buildings could look like. More detail will then follow as part of reserved matters applications if outline planning permission is granted and there will be more opportunities for people to comment in 
due course

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