|Artist's impression of Betteshanger|
Medway Council, Rochester and Chatham
£598,000 to drive the regeneration of Rochester and Chatham High Street by providing business incubation units at Sun Pier House and The Arches, and social enterprise support provision for cultural/creative industries. The project aims to create 140 jobs.
Hadlow College, Betteshanger Colliery Sustainable Energy Visitor Centre, east Kent
£2.5 million to create a sustainable energy visitor centre within a development at the former Betteshanger Colliery (formerly Kent's largest), to showcase sustainable technologies and products, a biomass energy complex and also to celebrate east Kent's coal mining heritage. It aims to create 107 jobs and 30 businesses in sustainable technology and education.