Heritage

Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by reminders of Britain’s history.

Positioned on top of the hill overlooking some of the town's most impressive scenery, Kitchener Barracks has a special place in Chatham's history. This iconic site has a rich military heritage and a distinctive character. Now, over 250 years since the barracks buildings were originally built, this fascinating landmark is being transformed into a vibrant new community.

1567 Royal Naval Dockyard Established

1586 First ship launched (HMS Sunne)

1757 Barracks originally constructed

1928 Named Kitchener Barracks

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This development retains its original name because of the important history it holds. Named after Lord Horatio Kitchener, a British military leader famous for his role as Secretary of State for War during World War One.

A legacy reborn

This fascinating heritage has been referenced throughout the design of the new neighbourhood, with updated and refurbished buildings taking centre stage and mature greenery being given a new lease of life. All of this combines to create a thriving new neighbourhood where history comes to life.

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