Proposal for additional housing in the grounds of Dockyard Terrace, officers' accommodation dating from the 1820s and one of the very few remaining parts of the historic dockyard at Sheerness.
The planned additional development was over-intensive; there was scope here for a conservation-based scheme which respected the historic configuration of the surviving dockyard and the plan form of Dockyard Terrace. The historic dockyard had been grievously maltreated in the second half of the twentieth century, but there was an opportunity here to make amends in part, and kick-start lasting regeneration in Sheerness, by treating the historic dock buildings (including the Commissioners' House, shown here) as the centrepiece of a sympathetic scheme that drew lessons from the success upstream at Chatham. The Georgian Group has played an active part in promoting such a scheme as an alternative to the current proposals.
Success! The site threatened by unsympathetic development was acquired in its entirety by the Spitalfields Trust in March 2011 and will be fully restored. Read more...