Dover waterfront regeneration surges to life

Leslie Jones Architecture has been appointed by the Port of Dover and Bride Hall Real Estate Partners to design and deliver the commercial strategy of the partnership’s Dover waterfront regeneration project.

The significant mixed-use development is expected to include residential, retirement living, catering, retail and leisure facilities to revitalise the town and elevate the area’s tourism offering. Leslie Jones’s designs will compliment Dover’s historical context, while bringing a modern mixed-use development to the world’s most iconic international transport hub concepts.

James Cons, Managing Director at Leslie Jones Architecture, comments: “Our appointment to deliver a viable mixed-use development for one of the UK’s most significant transport hub regeneration projects is testament to our team’s expertise of applying successful designs to varied contexts. We understand how to capture successful elements of mixed-use schemes across the UK, and adapt, then transfer them to the benefit of other developments. We are excited that this waterfront location will be brought back to life and become a destination that local people and visitors call home.”

The waterfront regeneration project will be developed as part of the wider Dover Western Docks Revival project, which will ensure the port, handling goods worth an estimated £100 billion on behalf of UK plc, can utilise its unique location to develop its cargo business whilst supporting the existing ferry, cruise and marina operations throughout the projects’ timelines.