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Business land and premises

With more than a dozen business parks, five town centres and three council-managed workspace for the growing business, Medway hosts many prime locations for your business to call home. Based in the Thames Gateway, travel to and from the capital is quick and easy.

Isle of Grain

The Isle of Grain has been identified as an important site for industrial and warehouse development in the Thames Gateway Planning Framework; 385 hectares is available for employment use.

Business parks

Medway holds many business parks, ranging in size and type of unit. The business parks are conveniently located close to main arterial routes and some offer access to the riverfront for easy shipping in and out of the country.

Medway City Estate has its own social networking site to encourage the community feel that has developed on many Medway business parks.

Managed workspace

Medway Council has developed three managed workspace locations:

The units cater to the needs of new and recently established small businesses. The range of unit sizes is designed to provide opportunities for the gradual expansion of businesses.

There is no VAT on rentals and rents start at a reduced rate with an easy in, easy out approach, such as monthly rental and one month notice to quit. Uniform Business Rates vary according to size and type of unit.

Visit the Innovation Centre website or download the detailed workspace specifications (pdf 98KB) for Pier Road and Hopewell. To use this and the other pdf files on this page, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, please use our advice page.

Tenants receive free regular visits from their advisor, who can guide them to other business support services, such as Business Link Kent and Thames Gateway Chambers of Commerce.

How to apply

For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Managed Workspace Co-ordinate.

Download and send a completed application for tenancy form (pdf 23KB), a cashflow forecast (pdf 12KB) and, if available, a business plan, to:

Managed Workspace Co-ordinate
Medway Council
Hopewell Business Centre
105 Hopewell Drive
Chatham
Kent ME5 7DX
Phone: 01634 309500

Town centres

Medway has five main towns:

Each town centre has its own unique character and high street.

Gillingham and Strood both hold vibrant market days and Rochester is home to the monthly Rochester Farmers Market.

Property available

Medway Council's Economic Development Unit works in close partnership with Locate in Kent, an inward investment agency that operates an online commercial property search facility.

For further information about current property and land availability in Medway, please contact the Economic Development and Business Support team using the details at the foot of this page.

Other useful property links

For more information contact Economic Development and Social Regeneration by telephone: 01634 338113 or by email: business.support@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Economic Development and Social Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR.