Client: Dartford Borough Council
Project: Demolition of existing buildings, re-lining of an existing river, construction of a new car park and modifications to an existing highway through a Section 278 agreement.
RIBA Project Stages: 4-7
The project included the demolition of several buildings located in a publicly accessible area near to the Grade II listed Mansion House, along with the refurbishment of two stand alone buildings. A new pond was constructed to create an enhanced public amenity space. A new 350 space car park suitable for heavy HGV vehicles was constructed. Additionally, the refurbishment of 2 vehicle access bridges, the construction of a new pedestrian bridge and refurbishment of an existing pedestrian footbridge was undertaken, all whilst maintaining a public access route during the project. Works also included the re-lining of a section of the River Darent, which runs through the site, together with extensive structural modifications and aesthetically pleasing tie-in details at the Mansion House.