Down River Properties has won planning consent for Clifton Wharf, a riverfront development to the north-west of Gravesend Town Centre.

The scheme, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, includes affordable housing, public amenity space and the restoration of Thames riverside heritage.

Clifton Wharf will occupy two brownfield sites separated by West Street. The location includes a disused iron railway pier extending out into the Thames.

The scheme comprises 145 residential apartments, a retail unit and provisional river-related uses. The design overcomes the challenge of a split location by means of five sliced ellipsoidal buildings.

Gravesham Borough Council sought a well-designed, mixed use development that would respect the riverside setting and maximise appropriate riverside uses.