Following a successful planning application, Avanti are delivering much needed new housing across a range of tenures on two linked sites in Dover Town Centre. Avanti have been working closely with Dover District Council to develop an appropriate form of development that works with the local scale and context and meets the client’s strategic objectives.
Dover District Council’s aspiration is to deliver a new exemplar for tenure-blind, high quality development that sets a new quality benchmark for a future housing development in the wider area. The scheme seeks to repair the streetscape of an area affected by WW2 bomb damage and post-war development by creating new active frontages and delivering a masterplan that respects the local street pattern and enhances public realm.
A key part of the scheme is a new pocket park that will be designed through a community-led process to deliver wider social benefits for the area, providing a hub for social interaction and activities such as food growing and nature learning.
The scheme delivers 65 new homes, including 53 apartments and 12 private family houses across private, shared ownership and affordable rent tenures.
The project is currently under construction with handover scheduled for late 2020.
Dover mixed-tenure town centre regeneration
“This is the most ambitious housing project the Council has undertaken in decades, underlining our commitment to directly deliver new, modern affordable homes for local people.”
Cllr Sue Chandler, cabinet member for housing, Dover District Council
Location Dover, UK