Kitchener Barracks to be converted for housing

7th April 2017

Plans to build a housing estate on a historic military site have been approved.

The development of Kitchener Barracks in Dock Road, Chatham, will create up to 295 homes, while retaining historic features including part of the 1930s Khartoum Building, the Barrack Block, and the former Ordnance Store, which would be used as a shop, restaurant, pub and offices.

The barracks are the second oldest military site in Medway and were sold after being identified as surplus to military requirements.

Originally called Chatham Infantry Barracks, Kitchener was constructed in 1757 and its continuous military use since then makes it one of the oldest such sites nationally.

The site became known as Kitchener Barracks in 1928, and was used as accommodation by the Royal School of Military Engineering until June last year.

Matt Tebbatt, Managing Director of One Creative Environments Ltd., said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working alongside Latis Homes in delivering this iconic project, and particularly for a client who is passionate about producing a quality product.”

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