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Innovation Park Medway (IPM) Disposal Options

Meeting: 04/05/2021 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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This report suggested an extension to the current delegation for the disposal of land at Innovation Park Medway (decision 59/2019 refers) to include the possibility of a joint venture as market changes had since suggested this may be a more viable route for some parcels of the site. 


This suggestion built upon the Delivery and Investment Plan which formed the basis for investment to ensure the site came forward as a high quality, innovative development in the high-value technology, engineering, manufacturing and knowledge-intensive sectors.


Prior to determining the best route for disposal, market testing was recommended to be undertaken, in order to understand the appetite for a joint venture on one or more clusters of the site, to facilitate a critical mass and high quality development.


Decision number:




The Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holders for Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships and for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, to investigate options for disposal, including a Joint Venture, and present Cabinet with the preferred option for approval.




To facilitate the disposal and development of the land at Innovation Park Medway to achieve best value.