10 March 2020 | BY: Medway Council

Medway awarded funding to further transform historic high street

Published: Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Medway Council has been awarded a slice of a £95 million fund to further transform a historic high street.

The council has been awarded up to £1.6million from Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme which aims to find new ways to champion and revive historic high streets.

The funding will be used to support heritage led regeneration of a section of Chatham High Street located within the Star Hill to Sun Pier Conservation Area.

Preserving the area’s history

Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “We are extremely pleased that our bid was successful and that Historic England will be investing in the future of one of our historic high streets. The funding will be used to create a Heritage Creative Quarter which will preserve the area’s history and tell its story. We are committed to ensuring that Medway’s high streets continue to thrive and this project will help further transform Chatham.”

Fantastic news for residents and businesses

Emily Gee, Historic England’s Regional Director for London and the South East, said: “This is fantastic news for residents and businesses in this area of Chatham. Historic England is looking forward to working with the local community and stakeholders on this exciting project to help revitalise this historic high street.”