St Mary’s Island
St Mary’s Island, Britain’s only planned new island community, is a development of national and regional significance.
On the site of the former Royal Naval Dockyard, St Mary’s Island is being undertaken in a joint venture with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Its 150 acres will comprise a new mixed-tenure community of some 1,700 new homes, as well as shops, a school and other community facilities, public open spaces and a marina.
Chatham Maritime provides employment, restaurants, hotel, shopping, as well as learning facilities for a number of Universities and extensive leisure amenities.
St Mary’s Island was heavily contaminated and extensive remedial works were carried out. This left a flat, virtually featureless, site. Structural landscaping and earth mounding has been implemented across the island and has provided shelter and improved the visual impact of the site. Flood defences have also been improved.
High standards of planning, design and sustainability have been the critical factors in the success of this multi-award winning scheme and have enabled us to create a much stronger demand for housing for sale than exists elsewhere in the sub-region. Affordable homes are being dispersed throughout this new community