Planning submitted for the King Charles Development

Words: Gavin Ernest

gdm architects have submitted a planning application for the partial demolition of the unused conferencing facilities at the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham, to enable a new development of 57no. residential flats and a rooftop extension to the hotel to provide an additional 25no. rooms.
The site is located in the heart of Medway, Kent and is ideally situated to access the south east of England and London.
The design team have worked with the client, King Charles Hotel, to ensure a design that that not only respects and utilises the site opportunities but also retains the function of the hotel throughout.
The architectural language chosen for the proposal seeks to integrate the building with its immediate context using materials which deliver a contemporary yet sensitive design that respects the adjacent listed building and acts as an attractive addition to the area.