Avanti has completed this pioneering redevelopment of a town centre site in Dover. Dover District Council’s aspiration is to deliver a new exemplar for a tenure-blind, high-quality development, setting new quality benchmarks for future housing developments. The project brings new thinking and higher densities then previously delivered within the town; delivering 65 new homes (53 apartments and 12 family houses), across private shared-ownership and affordable rent tenures.
Dover District Council’s aspiration was 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.
Inside Housing Development 2023 Award – Best shared ownership development – Shortlisted
RICS 2022 Award – Housing (south-east region) – Winner
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
Photographer Rachel Ferriman / Sean McLellan (aerial only)